Participatory Resilience Analysis and Measurement (PRAM) Tool

A guide on implementing the Participatory Resilience Analysis and Measurement (PRAM) tool, which assesses, measures and tracks changes in the resilience levels of households and communities.

The Participatory Resilience Analysis and Measurement (PRAM) tool was born of the desire to be able to assess, measure and track changes in the resilience levels of households and communities that participate in Action Against Hunger’s targeted disaster prevention and resilience, and nutrition security interventions. Measuring changes in resilience is considered a key element to understanding how resilience manifests itself in different contexts, and can provide a basis for understanding the drivers of resilience in the most vulnerable communities, and therefore how best to address the root causes of vulnerability.

This guide provides a step by step account of how to implement the PRAM. The following sections provide a brief overview of the conceptual underpinnings and measurement framework of the PRAM tool, before providing a step by step guide for practitioners on how to undertake a PRAM study and analyze the results. A set of tools and further guidance that can be used to implement the PRAM are included in the annex and cross-referenced in each step, in order to facilitate their use.

In addition to the guide and the tools presented in the annex, a set of templates (excel spreadsheets) have been developed to facilitate data collection and analysis. They include;

  1. Data Structure Matrix
  2. PRAM Scorecard
  3. Data Analysis Matrix

The guidance document and tools can all be downloaded at the links on the right of this page.


About this document

Section: Technical

Thematic Area: Disaster Risk Reduction

Location: Global

Type: Guide

Language: English

Key Information


Author: Alex Fowler, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist at Sustainable Development Initiatives Europe (SDI-3)

Year Published: 2020
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