The Global Resilience Institute’s core capability for empowering societal resilience improvements in communities is our Resilience Enhancement System. Part data analysis and part community engagement, the system provides an objective and thorough analysis of the likely resilience benefits from proposed investments. The system has been developed to provide communities with a comprehensive decision-support process to guide the prioritization of their investment needs for enhancing resilience, thereby reducing risk for the affected community and investors while increasing the probability of success for all stakeholders.
The strengths, weaknesses and interdependencies of community functions — including physical systems, economic factors and social dynamics – understood and analyzed through this system provide:
An objective evaluation of the compatibility of a customer’s proposed investment with the resilience needs of the community
An estimation of the changes to resilience trajectory caused by the investment
A thorough understanding of community needs
Suggested adaptations that will improve the investment’s potential for sustained success or the increased resilience of the community overall
HOW IT WORKS:
The system begins with a GRI-developed Resilience Snapshot of infrastructure, economic and social data that creates a portrait of the community and its adjacent surroundings. Anchored on indicators of resilience developed over years of academic research and practical experience, the GRI Snapshot ensures that all assessments are evidence-based and pragmatic.
BASELINE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
The results of the most powerful element of the GRI Resilience Enhancement System, in-depth, focused community engagement, integrated with the objective data of the Resilience Snapshot, creates a Baseline Community Assessment. This cooperatively created assessment clearly identifies the current state of the community and allows an informed analysis of any proposed community investment.
PROJECT IMPACT PROFILE
The Project Impact Profile measures the likely effect of any investment on the resilience of the community and its surroundings. Closely examining the most probable effects of the investment on proven infrastructure, economic and social indicators of resilience, the Project Impact Profile tells the community and the investor how the investment will affect the community’s overall resilience.