Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

Implementing innovative methodologies to measure resilience in Niger

This report from the BRACED programme, which aims to build the resilience of vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters, explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

The report shows how Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) can support rural communities to address livelihood shocks and strengthen social capital, and contribute to resilience-building in dimensions that are often unexplored, including gender empowerment, social trust, and natural resource management.

Authors: Penda Diallo, Nicola Giordano and Catherine Simonet

  • Countries: Niger
  • Co-authors: BRACED, ODI
  • Published: June 2017

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