Measuring Coastal Resilience

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Project Description

The project will develop a framework of indicators to measure resilience in the context of coastal adaptation projects in developing countries. Through a review of adaptation projects financed through the UNFCCC funds, it will characterize existing coastal adaptation measures and evaluation efforts. Building on evidence generated from coastal adaptation projects as well as existing literature on measuring resilience, the project will identify indicators that will address the efficacy, cost-¬ effectiveness, and feasibility of various coastal adaptation investments and their contribution to coastal resilience. This framework will then be tested in a coastal adaptation project implemented by UNDP.

The project website is: https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/projects/measuring-resilience-for-coastal-adaptation/ 

The project was featured on the Global Resilience Institute website: https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2017/08/measuring-resilience-on-the-front-lines-of-climate-change/

Team

Project Lead: Laura Kuhl and Steven Scyphers, Northeastern University

Research Assistants: Kyla van Maneen

Partners

UNDP

Funding

Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University