Assessing community disaster resilience using a balanced scorecard: lessons learnt from three Australian communities

This paper avaluates how the use of a community disaster resilience scorecard can contribute to building community disaster resilience.In 2012, the Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) developed a balanced Scorecard for communities to assess their disaster resilience using an all-hazards approach. The Scorecard assesses four components of community resilience: connectedness, risk and vulnerability, procedures that support disaster planning, response and recovery (PRR), and PRR resources. This exercise help identify strengths and weaknesses, and provides a point-in-time snapshot of resilience for communities.

The project findings suggest that effective implementation of the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard can support the development of programs and the allocation of funds. This is an effective way to build community resilience and to reduce the socio-economic impact of future disruptive events, emergencies and disasters.

Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 31 Issue 2, 2016. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Ramsey, I.; Steenkamp, M.; Thompson, A.; Anikeeva, O.; Arbon, P.; Gebbie, K.