Resilience Resources

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Market Systems Resilience Measurement Framework Report

Market systems resilience is a relatively unexplored area in development. While it builds on market development, it addresses the capacity of a market system to absorb, adapt, or transform in the face of shocks and stresses. Within the broader economic, political, socio-cultural, and environmental systems in which they operate, markets are a means of allocating resources to solving system problems, such as those related to shocks and stresses. In other words, markets are an integral part of the ecosystem that resilience programming has long focused on.

The Resilience Evidence Forum Report

The evidence, and the resulting discussion, presented during the 2017 Resilience Evidence Forum - hosted in Washington D.C. by the USAID Center for Resilience - are presented in the Resilience Evidence Forum Report.

The Economics of Resilience to Drought

A report comissioned by USAID to assess the cost savings that could result from an earlier and more proactive response to drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

2016 Resilience at USAID Progress Report

The Resilience at USAID 2016 Progress Report chronicles progress made since the large-scale drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa and Sahel in 2011–2012 that gave rise to whole-of-agency resilience-building efforts at USAID and the 2012 Policy and Programming Guidance on Building Resilience to Recurrent Crises.

Sustainable poverty escapes

This synthesis is part of a suite of products produced by LEO to explore sustainable poverty escapes. Country case studies were published for Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Uganda, along with a methodological note on conducting poverty dynamics research and an infographic.

TOPS Resilience Evaluation, Analysis, and Learning

The TOPS REAL award provides rigorous analysis, relevant knowledge, and applicable guidance on best practices for resilience measurement, program design and implementation. Several resilience-specific resources such as analyses, guidance documents, and meeting notes are already hosted on the site and publicly available.

Technical Report Series on Measuring and Stregthening the Evidence Base for Resilience in the Horn of Africa

Policy & Program Guidance Summary [PDF]

Global Alliance for Action [PDF]

Sahel Joint Planning Cell [PDF]

Resilience in Action: Changing Horizon's in Ethiopia's Highlands [PDF]

Horn of Africa Joint Planning Cell Annual Report 2013 [PDF]

Resilience in the Horn of Africa

A fact sheet on USAID's efforts to build resilience in the Horn of Africa amidst recurrent drought.


Shock Responsive Programming and adaptive mechanisms

This recently released guidance document, jointly developed between USAID's Center for Resilience and Office of Acquisition and Assistance, provides missions with practical guidance on how to ensure their programming is designed with built-in flexibility to rapidly and appropriately respond to shocks when they occur.

Resilience Measurement Practical Guidance Series

USAID’s Resilience Measurement Practical Guidance series offers pragmatic “how to” guidance for practitioners to integrate core aspects of resilience measurement into their program assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

Global Food Security Strategy Technical Guidance - Objective 2: Strengthened Resilience Among People and Systems

Guidance to development practitioners seeking to implement the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).

Diversifying Livelihoods, Resilience, and Pathways Out of Poverty

Guidance to development practitioners seeking to implement the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).


Recurrent Monitoring Survey (RMS)

The first of a series of learning pieces around resilience measurement. The piece examines the use of an innovative tool called the Recurrent Monitoring System (RMS) to measure changes in resilience capacities over time.

An Introduction to Resilience and Beyond [E-Learning Course]