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The resilience agenda: helping vulnerable communities emerge from cycles of crisis onto a pathway toward development


This policy brief outlines USAID's Resilience Agenda, aiming to 'do business differently' to help vulnerable communities emerge from cycles of crisis onto a pathway toward development by: Taking early action in response to early warning; Closely coordinating with development partners to support inclusive, effective country‐led plans; Connecting humanitarian assistance and development programs more effectively across the common goal of building resilience.

It highlights two African cases: The Horn of Africa, where the worst drought in 60 years put nearly 14 million people at severe risk; The Sahel, where 18.7 million people were at risk of food insecurity as a result of drought, following food crises in 2008 and 2010.

USAID defines resilience to recurrent crisis as the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.

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Keywords

  • Themes:Complex Emergency, Food Security & Agriculture
  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:Africa

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/29916

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