Experiences Applying the Climate Resilience Framework: Linking Theory With Practice

Authors: Marcus Moench

This paper discusses the evolution and application of the Climate Resilience Framework (CRF). The framework focuses on the roles of systems, agents, institutions, and exposure in climate resilience and adaptation, and supports planning and strategic policy development using iterative shared learning techniques. Conceptual foundations of the CRF are explored, along with its application in a range of implementation and research contexts, including: urban planning (Asia), food systems (Nepal, Central America), and post-flood recovery (Pakistan, USA). These illustrate how analysis of system dynamics and agent behaviour in different institutional contexts can be used to identify points of entry for building resilience.


Moench, M. (2014). Experiences applying the climate resilience framework: linking theory with practice. Development in Practice, 24(4), 447-464. doi:10.1080/09614524.2014.909385

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Rockefeller Foundation


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