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Evaluations/Assessments | July 15, 2014

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience

Discussions with Communities from CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

What does resilience mean to vulnerable communities? This question is crucial when designing initiatives to promote disaster risk reduction and resilience. Catholic Relief Services interviewed vulnerable people from 12 communities in Asia and Latin America about what makes communities resilient. This study offers recommendations and lessons learned about what types of programs are most effective in promoting resilience.


  • Executive Summary

  • Review Background

  • Methodology

  • Findings

  • Lessons CRS Can Learn from R3 Projects