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Exploration of a Simplified Index for Measuring Household Resilience Capacity

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Technical Guidance

To date, TANGO has been measuring resilience capacity using a core set of 18 indicators in a two-step process. The first step is to use factor analysis to calculate indexes of the three dimensions of resilience capacity: absorptive capacity, adaptive capacity and transformative capacity. The second is to use factor analysis to calculate an overall index of resilience capacity based on those three sub-indexes. The purpose of this note is to explore the possibility of calculating a simplified index of resilience capacity to reduce the time and financial costs of administering surveys.