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Workshop: Key Resilience Evidence from the Horn of Africa

September 12 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT | Washington, DC

Join us for this workshop where we'll explore unique resilience evidence emerging from the Horn of Africa and discuss how the findings can be applied to programming.

The workshop will focus on the final evaluations from two key five-year projects:

  • The Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) in Kenya
  • The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) Project in Ethiopia

This event is a follow-up to the larger workshop held in Uganda in May 2019, which gathered more than 100 resilience analysts, policymakers, and program staff representing USAID and implementing partners from the Horn of Africa region.

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Want to learn more about the Horn of Africa resilience evidence?

  • Check out briefs, infographics and presentations! 
    On this webpage you will find all of the event materials, including a Summary Brief produced after the event that gives an overview of findings, areas for additional learning, and key takeaways.
  • Watch the event video and scroll through the photo gallery!
    Watch a video about the event via this link and visit the photo gallery here.
Screen shot from the event video

New Publications

USAID Resilience Measurement Guidance Note 6: Recurrent Monitoring Surveys

Image of the cover of guidance note 6This guidance note complements the current series' first five notes by providing practical guidance on how to plan and conduct a recurrent monitoring survey (RMS). An RMS can collect real-time data on resilience dynamics as they are unfolding, allowing teams to understand how individuals, households and communities are coping and responding in the face of these disturbances.

Two REAL Short Course webinars will be offered on RMS later in 2019; dates will be announced soon. Download the guidance note here.

Risk and Resilience Assessment Case Study Series

Image of the cover of the case study series overview publications.
This series explores central questions for practitioners interested in conducting a risk and resilience assessment. The case studies document lessons learned and recommendations for humanitarian and development practitioners, based on Mercy Corps' experience conducting assessments in three distinct contexts in Nepal, Niger and Uganda. 

Somalia Resilience Recurrent Monitoring Survey Report

Image of the cover of the Somala RMS ReportThis report presents findings from a resilience recurrent monitoring survey, which was conducted as Somalia was experiencing a severe drought.

The report discusses several factors that supported household resilience in the face of the drought and lays out programmatic recommendations for how resilience programming could be more effective, given the complex and shifting array of shocks to which Somalia is vulnerable. 

Download the report from the REAL webpage.

‘Perception matters’: New insights into the subjective dimension of resilience in the context of humanitarian and food security crises

In the emerging literature on resilience in relation to food security, a growing number of studies stress the need to expand our analysis beyond conventional socio-economic factors such as assets or social capital, and to consider less tangible elements such as risk perception, self-efficacy or aspiration. Drawing on the recent literature and the authors’ own experience, a conceptual framework of subjective resilience is proposed. 

The article was published in the July 2019 issue of Progress in Development Studies and is available here.
Photo credit: JB Russell / Panos / Save the Children
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