Resilience Resources

Blogs & Articles

On the Path to Resilient Development – 2015 & Beyond
World Bank Resilience Dialogues

USAID Frontlines
Issue on Risk and Resilience, January-February 2013

“USAID’s New Way of Doing Business”
Devex blog post on release of USAID's new Resilience Policy.

“Resilience: Safety Net for Reducing Hunger and Malnutrition”
David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World, writes in the Impact Blog about our new Resilience Policy 

“Putting People at the Heart of Resilience”
Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America, writes in the Impact Blog about our new Resilience Policy.

“Does the New Resilience Policy Have Staying Power?”
Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps CEO, writes in the Impact Blog about our new Resilience Policy.

“From Conflict to Coping: Mercy Corps and Resilience in Ethiopia”
When local conflict was addressed, people were far better equipped to survive the drought in Ethiopia.

“Chronic Crisis in the Sahel Calls for a New Approach”
USAID Assistant Administrator writes in Huffington Post on our new way of doing business.

“Malawi: Resilience in the Face of Persistent Drought”
USAID and Catholic Relief Services program have played a key role in tackling chronic food insecurity and building resilience in the face of this persistent drought.


Speeches & Testimonies

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg for the Minnesota International NGO Network’s International Development Exchange and Action (Idea) Summit
October 24, 2013

Statement of Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance on the Sahel
To the Members of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, May 21, 2013

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg at the First General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Platform on Drought Resilience and Sustainability
February 23, 2013

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, at the high-level event on issues confronting the Sahel
World Food Program meeting in Rome, Italy, February 20, 2013

Remarks by USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller
Launch of the Pastoralist Areas Resiliency Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) Project, December 18, 2012

Remarks by Administrator Rajiv Shah
Launch of USAID’s Policy and Program Guidance on Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis, December 3, 2012

Remarks by Administrator Rajiv Shah
Ensuring Resilient Livelihoods Event (cohosted by USAID, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the United Nations Development Programme) in New York City, New York, Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Videos & Webinars

5th Resilience Dialogue: Poverty Reduction in a Time of Extremes – Shared Prosperity through Resilience
The fifth round of the USAID co-hosted Resilience Dialogue series, in October 2013, explores the impacts of disasters on poverty dynamics as well as the opportunities of resilience for poverty reduction, the speakers will highlight the need to invest in resilience to achieve poverty reduction and shared prosperity goals.

4th Resilience Dialogue: Disaster and Climate Resilience in the Post-2015 Development Framework
At the April 2013 World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, the European Union, the Government of Japan, USAID, and the World Bank/GFDRR hosted this fourth round of the Resilience Dialogue series to explore how disaster and climate resilience can feature in the post-2015 development framework.

USAID Staff Featured in DEVEX Webinar on Resilience
Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance and Tony Pipa, deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, discuss USAID's Resilience policy. 

The Story Behind USAID's New Resilience Strategy
At the 2012 European Development Days, President Raj Kumar speaks with Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg on some of the behind-the-scenes activities that led to the crafting of the USAID Resilience strategy.



Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in the Horn of Africa


Other Resources

Community Resilience: Conceptual Framework and Measurement
Feed the Future Learning Agenda, October 2013

Discussion Paper: Enhancing Resilience to Food Security Shocks in Africa (November 2012)

Joint IGAD Ministerial Communique
Communique for the Joint IGAD Ministerial and High Level Development Partners on Drought Resilience in the Horn of Africa, April 2012