Over the past decade there has been a heightened focus on fostering resilience and a consolidation of perspectives within developing countries and fragile contexts. Yet there remains limited empirical evidence on how market systems, including private-sector approaches, support resilience capacities. As a community, humanitarian and development practitioners are still grappling with how to measure change, particularly systems-level change. Because resilience is a multi-faceted concept, understanding how systems-level change supports or negatively impacts resilience adds to this challenge.
Sessions in this track will illustrate how we use proven and emerging measures, methods, and evidence for strengthening the resilience of households, communities and market systems and how we empower people with data. The committee is interested both in new data and ways of measuring, as well as new uses or analysis for existing datasets. Because different definitions of resilience are used by different organizations, if desired, you may provide your definition of resilience at the forefront of your proposal submission to allow reviewers to contextualize it and better understand your proposal