Blog: Perception matters: new insights into what determines resilience

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Jun 2017

Christophe Bene explores how resilience can be a powerful concept, bringing insights into how people respond to shocks and also how this can be linked to longer-term development outcomes. In his blog, he discusses research findings that challenge assumptions of conventional models suggesting that resilience is not just about income or assets.  The research findings are significant for building better resilience interventions.

Read the blog in full at: Perception Matters: New Insights Into What Determines Resilience

This blog was originally published by New Security Beat on 27 June 2016.



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