Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor

A/Prof. Michelle Duffy, Alan Lawton, Edwardo Valenzuela, Damian Morgan

This study developed a Regional Resilience Monitor (RRM) to enable the measurement of changes over time in a number of key dimensions for the well-being of regional Australia. Regional Resilience – in terms of health and well-being, productivity and economic growth, managing risk, and capturing opportunities for sustainable environments and human systems – has been identified as a key strategic priority for Australia, as it has been for a number of other countries. The RRM is made up of six interlocking elements that, together, form a holistic tool and provide a composite measure. These elements are economic health, human capital, social well-being, liveability, entrepreneurialism and social capital and social networks.

Outcomes

Indicative publications/ presentations:

Lawton, A, Valenzuela, E, Duffy, M, & Morgan, D (2014) The Development of the Gippsland Economic Modelling Tool. A Report Prepared for Regional Development Victoria (Gippsland). Gippsland, Victoria: Federation University Australia

Lawton, A, Valenzuela, E, Duffy, M, Morgan, D, Joiner, T (2014) Developing a Regional Resilience Monitor. A Report Prepared for Regional Development Australia (Gippsland). Gippsland, Victoria: Federation University Australia

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