CoBRA Conceptual Framework




CoBRA Conceptual Framework

August 15, 2016

Community-Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA) is a tool which intends to measure and identify the key building blocks of community resilience, or "resilience characteristics", and assess the attribution of various development/humanitarian interventions in attaining these resilience characteristics.

In order to help communities onto a path of resilience building, rather than increasing vulnerability, it is clear that a multi-faceted approach at scale is required. This is in sharp contrast to the current fragmented, largely sectoral and project-based approach to interventions. In disaster affected areas, where protracted crises with spikes in need are the norm, resilience measurement tools are required through which to document evidence of groups of interventions that have high impact and spur positive changes at household and community levels. 

This publication presents the conceptual framework that underpins the CoBRA model and describes in brief the methodology that supports the model.