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Christophe Béné - Research Fellow

Christophe Béné no longer works at IDS.

This project examines the role of peri-urban spaces in urban expansion and how resilience can be fostered in these contexts.

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This project is a response to the initial DFID-ESRC 'Resource scarcity, growth, and poverty reduction' call and it is titled "Tangled in their (own) safety-nets?: Resilience, adaptability, and transformability of fishing communities in the face of the World fisheries crisis.

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This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 459, 'Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Resilience Interventions: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations.

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Resilience Interventions: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations

IDS Working Paper 459 (2015)

As resilience programming gains more and more prominence as an approach for addressing chronic vulnerability of populations exposed to recurrent shocks and stressors, empirical evidence will be needed for measuring how well households, communities, and systems manage shocks and stressors and how interventions and programmes that are designed to strengthen these capacities, perform. More details

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The Potential and Limits of the ‘Resilience Agenda’ in Peri-urban Contexts

IDS Policy Briefing 63 (2014)

Today, it is acknowledged that peri-urban space plays a critical and increasing role role is still poorly understood and peri-urban areas are rarely recognised in the in relation to urban expansion. Yet this different relevant decision-making spheres, leading to the political and economic marginalisation of peri-urban residents, who are often among the poor. More details

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Exploring the Potential and Limits of the Resilience Agenda in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts

IDS Evidence Report 63 (2014)

More than half the world’s population now live in urban areas. In developing countries, these areas will become home to almost all of the projected 50 per cent population growth that will occur between now and 2030, swelling urban populations by a further 1.3 billion by 2030 and 2.5 billion by 2050 (GMR 2013). More details

IDS publications on international development research

Social Protection and Climate Change

Paper prepared for the OECD's DAC Task Team on Social Protection More details

This is the image for IDS Working Paper 434, 'Towards a Quantifiable Measure of Resilience'.

Towards a Quantifiable Measure of Resilience

IDS Working Paper 434 (2013)

The objective of this paper is twofold. First it illustrates and discusses some of the challenges related to the measurement of resilience by reviewing some of the most recently published and grey literature on resilience in relation to food security. More details

Can we actually measure resilience?

10 Oct 2013
By Christophe Béné

Thematic Expertise:
Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience; Governance; Poverty; Urbanisation.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Social Protection; Future Agricultures Consortium; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation.

Geographic Expertise:
Latin America and the Caribbean; Pacific; South East Asia; Sub Saharan Africa.