Small disasters erode household resilience: the absorptive capacity of flood-prone households in Niamey, Niger

Urban resilience is a product of the capacity of households to absorb stress, adapt to, and transform scope for action in managing risk. This brief outlines a new methodology developed to investigate aspects of resilience in very poor urban contexts where economic assets are universally constrained. It was developed in response to requests from Save the Children to explore scope for adapting a rural food security monitoring tool, the Household Economy Approach (HEA), to urban contexts.