Resilience: the big picture - top themes and trends

Research reports and studies
June 2016

This report uses infographics to identify the key themes and emerging trends in resilience thinking and practice. The report includes sections on:

  • The rise in the use of the term 'resilience' in books, scholarly journals and scientific research across a range of disciplines;
  • The salience of different themes within resilience thinking;
  • Identification of geographies of resilience: by pinpointing the countries of author affiliation, and the regions studied in resilience literature;
  • Examination of resilience on Twitter: looking at key themes and trends most frequently used in relation to ‘resilience’;
  • Analysis of the characteristics of resilience: looking at the way in which academic and grey literature explore awareness, diversity, self-regulation, integration and adaptiveness;
  • Inclusion of resilience in the post-2015 agenda, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change.
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