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Traditionally, measures of progress are pre-determined externally but in the BRACED programme in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, these were largely set by the communities themselves.

Household surveys were designed to monitor the resilience of the beneficiary communities, using language and terms that made sense to them. Surveys were carried out before, during and after the programme to track changes in resilience on the group and household level. 

Read more about BRACED's data monitoring processes, including the use of digital data collection for the first time. You can also explore all of the BRACED data below.

Christian Aid country offices in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso have transformed their data collection processes by gathering household survey data digitally for the first time.

- Solomon Woldetsadik, Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change, Christian Aid, Ethiopia.

How did we monitor resilience?
The word ‘resilience’ has no direct translation in many languages so it was important that the BRACED communities set questions which measured resilience in their terms.
Sally Belem, 32, conducts a survey into child nutrition in the Yako area of Burkina Faso as part of a two year study.
Christian Aid has transformed its data collection processes by gathering household survey data in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso digitally for the first time.
Data collector with mother and baby in Ethiopia
Using a unique code, BRACED officers were able to analyse and link datasets to track each household's resilience over time.
BRACED data officer
Explore our data from Ethiopia
Explore all of our resilience data from Ethiopia using our interactive dashboard. Filter by gender, location and income to see how resilience varied amongst different groups.
Explore our data from Burkina Faso
Explore all of our resilience data from Burkina Faso using our interactive dashboard. Filter by gender, location and income to see how resilience varied amongst different groups.

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