What it's about:
This paper’s innovation is proposing a new framework for understanding resilience among low-income households in Niamey, Niger.
This tool accounts for different aspects of risk- such as poor health - and different aspects of risk absorption - such as social support - assigning scores to these to create four levels of resilience.
The paper shows that resilience can be assessed in a rigorous and detailed way, which takes into account the diversity of low-income groups.
Why it's noteworthy:
This is a new analytical tool to better understand how households absorb risks.
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