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Leveraging a unique partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and drawing on the backgrounds of the project’s Principal Investigators in international development, adaptation policy, and coastal resilience, this interdisciplinary project aims to develop a framework of indicators to measure resilience in the context of coastal adaptation projects in developing countries.

Building on evidence generated from the past ten years of UNDP experience with coastal adaptation projects and existing literature on measuring resilience, the team seeks to 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 on a coastal adaptation project implemented by UNDP. This study will advance the theoretical and empirical literature on resilience and will have direct policy impact through the engagement with UNDP and its government counterparts.

Project Principal Investigators