All Filipinos 18 years old and above living in the Philippines are encouraged to participate and know their levels of preparedness and resilience to disasters
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), through its HHI Resilient Communities program, launched the “Pinoy Resilience Scorecard” today in time for the observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month this July in the Philippines. The online scorecard aims to assess disaster preparedness and resilience of Filipinos at the individual level.
HHI, Harvard University’s academic and research center in humanitarian crisis and leadership, encourages everyone living in the Philippines to participate in the study by answering the online scorecard at
bit.ly/PinoyRS. Each participant will be responding to 20 brief questions that will take only 5 minutes to complete. Participants may choose to answer either in English or Tagalog (Filipino) language, at their most convenient time. Rest assured, no identifiable information will be asked in the scorecard.
At the end of the scorecard questions, participants will see their scores for each component of resilience and their total resilience score. Participants must take note or screenshot their scores before submitting the form. After submitting their responses, they will see how their answers compare to the rest of the population. Links to additional reading materials that can help improve their disaster preparedness and resilience are also provided.
The results of the study hope to help researchers, NGOs, and government agencies to better understand the resilience of individual Filipinos in the Philippines and identify which dimensions of resilience need more support in terms of education, material investments, training, and capacity building.
HHI has been conducting research on disaster preparedness in the Philippines since 2015. Its nationwide survey conducted in 2017 revealed that only 36% of Filipinos were “very prepared” to respond to future disasters.
“A lot has changed since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already existing vulnerabilities of households. This new research is being done to assess resilience of Filipinos at the individual level using a scorecard we made for them,” said Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino, HHI Resilient Communities Program Director.
This research has been reviewed by the Harvard Longwood Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Philippine Social Science Council-Social Science Ethics Review Board (PSSC-SSERB). For questions or concerns related to this study, please contact Mark Daza, HHI Resilient Communities Project & Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are also encouraged to share their thoughts and learnings with HHI through tagging them on Facebook: HHIResilientCommunities; Twitter: @HHIResilience; or Instagram: @HHIResilientCommunities and using the hashtags #PinoyResilienceScorecard #MyResilienceScore #NationalDisasterResilienceMonth.