RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit enables the measurement of resilience baselines, and also measurement of the impact on resilience of development interventions; particularly introduction of ICTs. It focuses on resilience in low-income communities.
To understand resilience, RABIT identifies nine attributes – or sub-properties – of resilience. Three are primary foundations of resilience: robustness, self-organization, learning. Six are secondary enablers of resilience: redundancy, rapidity, scale, diversity, flexibility, equality. The stronger these are in a community, the more resilient it will be.
The Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit (RABIT) handbook is designed for an audience of developing country strategists and practitioners – working on ICTs-for-development (ICT4D), climate change, disaster response, and other focal areas – interested in assessing the impact of development interventions on resilience; especially community resilience.