Please find our latest publications arranged into three key research areas, for your convenience. View all our publications.
The Technical Consortium provides an approach to applied resilience, using proposed system indicators in conjunction with existing human development indices to monitor and evaluate the impact of investments. These indicators operate over a Resilience Pathway, which looks beyond a single project timeline of 3-5 years, instead forecasting a longer 20-year time line and the impact multiple interventions have on enhancing resilience.
DECISION ANALYSIS MODELLING
The Technical Consortium and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), with the technical assistance of Hubbard Decision Research (HDR), are undertaking the building of a decision analysis model, the aim of which is to understand resilience under the uncertainty and data deficiencies which exist. This approach draws from decision analysis procedures and techniques of Applied Information Economics (AIE).
SPATIAL TOOL SUMMARY REPORT
DATA GAPS IN THE HOA
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The Technical Consortium has been given the mandate to establish catalogues containing baseline datasets for the IGAD member state countries. These catalogues will provide baseline data and needed to support evaluation of indicators, for which there is general agreement of a cumulative contribution towards "resilience" to drought in the Horn of Africa.
TECHNICAL REPORT SERIES NO 2
Strengthening the Evidence Base for Resilience in the Horn of Africa
Kenya Ending Drought Emergencies Policy Review:Scenarios for Building Resilience in the ASALsElizabeth Carabine, Marie-Agnes Jouanjean and Josephine Tsui
The Effect of Livelihood Diversity on Recovery and Shock Impact in Ethiopia, Kenya and UgandaSuzanne Nelson, Tim Frankenberger, Mark Langworthy, Tim Finan and Tom Bower
The Effects of Social Capital on Resilience Capacity: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Niger and Burkina FasoLisa Woodson, Tim Frankenberger, Lisa Smith, Mark Langworthy and Carrie Presnall
The Influence of Subjective and Psycho-social Factors on People’s Resilience: Conceptual Framework and Empirical EvidenceChristophe Béné, Tim Frankenberger, Mark Langworthy, Monica Mueller, and Stephanie Martin
Shocks, Resilience Capacities and Response Trajectories Over TimeTom Bower, Carrie Presnall, Tim Frankenberger, Lisa Smith, Vicky Brown and Mark Langworthy
Classification of Indicators for Resilience Analysis: An Assessment of Selected Data Sources Focused on Arid and Semi-Arid LandsMark Constas, Joanna Upton, Erwin Knippenberg and Katie Downie
Maintaining Resilience in the ASALs of Kenya: A Perspective on Stocking Rates in Extensive Livestock SystemsSiwa Msangi and Sara Signorelli
Malnutrition and Climate Patterns in the ASALs of Kenya: A Resilience Analysis based on a Pseudo-panel DatasetSara Signorelli, Carlo Azzarri and Cleo Roberts
Building Better Connections between Theories of Change and the Empirical Demands of Evidence-Based Decisions: The Case of Kenya’s Policy on Ending Drought EmergenciesMark Constas, Tim Frankenberger, Erwin Knippenberg and Katie Downie
Open Data Infrastructure for Resilience Analysis: Implementation, Examples, and Case Studies in KenyaJawoo Koo, Carlo Azzarri, Sara Signorelli, Maria Comanescu, and Zhe Guo
A Focused Review of Methodologies to Measure Resilience: An Analysis of Conceptual Presentations, Indicators, and Estimation ProceduresMark A. Constas, Jenn Cisse, Erwin Knippenberg and Katie Downie
TECHNICAL REPORT SERIES NO 1
Measuring Resilience in the Horn of Africa
Gaps in spatial data for social, ecological and economic systemsRob Davies and Tim Wroblewski
Modeling livestock feed and fodder availablityin the ASALs of the IGAD regionRob Davies and Tim Wroblewski
Modeling resilience with applied information economics (AIE)Doug Hubbard, Matt Millar
Preliminary review of datasets to inform the development of IGAD MS baselinesSabrina Chesterman and Katie Downie
Modeling potential livestock losses and vulnerability due to drought in the IGAD regionRob Davies and Tim Wroblewski
Spatial analysis for investment targeting: pilot toolRob Davies and Tim Wroblewski
Assessing resilience to drought: defining drought and reviewing trends in the Horn of AfricaJoshua Busby and Todd Smith
The application of decision analysis modelling for investment targetingEike Luedeling, Keith Shepherd, Jan de Leeuw and Katie Downie
The creation of a household resilience index using limited data from the IGAD regionJoshua Busby and Todd Smith
Natural resource management in the drylands in the Horn of AfricaFiona Flintan, Roy Behnke, Constance Neely
Market access and trade issues affecting the drylands in the Horn of AfricaYacob Aklilu, Peter D. Little, Hussein Mahmoud and John McPeak
Livelihoods and basic service support in the drylands of the Horn of AfricaJohn Morton and Carol Kerven
Disaster risk reduction management in the drylands in the Horn of AfricaCatherine Fitzgibbon and Alexandra Crosskey
Knowledge management and research for resilience in the drylands of the Horn of AfricaVanessa Tilstone, Polly Ericksen, Constance Neely, Jonathan Davies and Katie Downie
Conflict resolution and peace building in the drylands in the Horn of AfricaSara Pavanello and Patta Scott-Villiers
For a range of more general resources from a variety of research institutions, please access our Resilience Library.