A Monitoring Instrument for Resilience

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This document describes a monitoring instrument for efficiently tracking changes in resilience
in agricultural initiatives.
Operationalizing the concept of resilience (i.e. the ability to withstand change, stresses and shocks)
poses significant challenges for project managers, particularly when required for performance
reporting. This monitoring instrument aims to balance the demands for tracking and reporting changes
in resilience with the scarcity of time and information typical of development initiatives. The
instrument can be used to inform decisions on program planning and management where the program
goal is to enhance the resilience of communities, to better manage ecosystem services, and to create
positive and sustainable development impacts.


Hills T, Pramova E, Neufeldt H, Ericksen P, Thornton P, Noble A, Weight E, Campbell B, McCartney M. 2015. A Monitoring Instrument for Resilience. CCAFS Working Paper no. 96. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).