Evidence suggests that the frequency and intensity of environmental hazards such as floods, cyclones, and droughts may be increasing, leading to high volatility in many parts of the world. The impact of these events falls unequally on the most vulnerable individuals, households, and communities. To fully understand and address the needs of vulnerable communities, the Population Council is building on its existing research, deep global research expertise, and proven approaches in reaching and working with vulnerable populations to examine how humans interact with their environments and explore how to test and develop successful strategies for building resilience. This report presents an overview of the areas where the Council can leverage research to develop, test, and scale up evidence-based programs and interventions to strengthen resilience in the communities where we work.
Pinchoff, Jessie. 2018. "Building resilience in communities most vulnerable to environmental stressors," Research to Fill Critical Evidence Gaps. New York: Population Council.
Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience; Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC)