Race to Resilience launches improved tool for reporting actions and measuring impacts

By Climate Champions | March 24, 2023

The Race to Resilience (R2R) has launched a new tool to help support the campaign’s mission to increase the resilience of four billion people living in vulnerable communities.  Specifically, the Data Explorer gives users interactive access to the Monitoring & Evaluation Metrics used by the campaign, offering an overarching view of the efforts made by the Campaign’s partner organizations to increase the resilience of individuals, businesses, territories and natural systems.The Data Explorer was first launched at COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh and now comes in a new and improved version, enhancing both its interface and contents. The actions implemented by partners are organized as per the impact systems of the Sharm-el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda launched at COP27.

The Data Explorer is meant to offer information on the actions implemented and impact of the Campaign and its partners towards their goal of increasing the resilience of people and nature.In accordance with the Race to Resilience’s Metrics Framework, the Explorer displays these impacts through two complementary approaches: Magnitude and Depth of Resilience.

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The Magnitude approach refers to the quantitative results and helps estimate the size of the impact of resilience-building initiatives (e.g deployment of nature-based solutions and direct benefit to livelihoods), primarily by looking at the number of beneficiaries reached. It also provides metrics on beneficiaries from the resilience initiatives across the campaign (considering different types of beneficiaries: individuals, companies, countries, regions, cities and natural systems).

The Depth approach, refers to the qualitative results and provides an understanding of how partners and their members are contributing to increasing resilience of people by reflecting which conditions or Resilience Attributes they are impacting (e.g., agency, capacity building, decision-making). It also provides information on the specific resilience attributes that have been impacted by the initiatives and the strategies through which these impacts are achieved.

The information is currently offered at two levels of aggregation: at the level of the campaign as a whole, providing an overview of how this is advancing in leveraging efforts towards a more resilient world, and at the level of the individual partners, allowing to explore how each of them is specifically advancing towards this goal in their different domains of action.

A multi-criteria Partner Search Tools is available for the users to browse through campaign’s partners:

  • Users can select hazards, continents, regions, and countries to identify areas where campaign Partners are taking resilience actions.
  • Priority groups and beneficiaries can be selected to identify specific targets of Partner’s resilience actions.
  • Users can use the impact systems selector to identify Partner’s pledges related to the impact systems under the Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda.

The Data Explorer is primarily intended for non-state actors who are partnering with the Race to Resilience to report their climate resilience actions and quantify and validate their impact under a common framework. However, the information provided on the platform can also be useful to anyone interested in understanding the progress of the campaign.

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