Measuring Community Resilience and Citizen Security
This study seeks to contribute to the identification and measurement of outcome indicators that can be monitored to evaluate the impact of USAID crime prevention interventions at the community level in Central American countries, particularly Guatemala. Specifically, the main objective of this study is to develop methodologies to measure community resilience and citizen security.
An index of community resilience and measures of community security were designed and validated using data gathered specifically for this study. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected in three communities located in rural and urban areas in Guatemala to identify the main dimensions of community resilience and citizen insecurity and to validate the proposed measures empirically.