This report describes how the RAND Corporation developed the Resilience Dividend Valuation Model (RDVM), a modelling framework that can be used to estimate the net benefits of a resilience project, and offers a set of case studies to demonstrate how it can be applied across diverse settings. The RDVM is designed to provide a systematic, "structural" framework for assessing resilience interventions that ultimately create benefits and costs within a system, such as a community or city. While the model is not designed to be a one-size-fits-all tool, it does provide a way to systematically account for the returns to resilience investments across a range of contexts.
The report also offers lessons learned, including in the role of behaviour, data and evidence and the limitations of the RDVM model. It also identifies areas for further research.