New frontiers in using data for resilience decision-making and investments

The RMEL CoP has hosted four innovative collaborations among member organizations. Made possible with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, these collaborations have advanced resilience practice in new and emergent areas:

  • Integrating community-driven data into urban resilience planning with informal settlement dwellers

  • Exploring how resilience measurement can better inform real-time, adaptive management

  • Validating the potential of ICTs as a tool for resilience monitoring.

Mobile Phone Data for Resilience Analysis

Flowminder Foundation, in partnership with Mercy Corps and the Feinstein International Centre (FIC) of Tufts University.

Resilience can be defined as ‘the capacity that ensures adverse stressors and shocks do not have long-lasting adverse development consequences’ (FSIN). But measuring resilience in the field is challenging; a critical obstacle is the lack of high frequency data on individual and household well-being.


Understanding how adaptive management can support resilience strengthening

Itad, in partnership with Mercy Corps.

“Transferring resilience measurement information and systems into front-line practice could help implementers to take the “small-bets”, use rapid feedback loops, and change activities that bolster people’s resilience capacities in real-time.”


Collaborative Resilience Evidence and Action in Cities Characterized by Informality

Itad, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), which was pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, and with Slum Dwellers International (SDI).

“When a billion slum dwellers are engaged in the process of defining, planning, monitoring and evaluating resilience we lay the ground for truly transformative contributions to resilience learning and influence.”

Driving change through alignment of community driven data

Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation.

“Global struggles for poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and resilience will be won or lost in informal settlements.”