An Introduction to Resilience at USAID and Beyond
Chronic poverty and recurrent shocks—like droughts, floods, and conflict—are driving many of the same communities into crisis year after year. In partnership with host governments, regional institutions, and other humanitarian and development partners, USAID is helping the global community pivot from being reactive in the wake of disaster to driving evidence-based investments that enable people, households, communities, systems and countries to better manage and adapt to inevitable shocks.
This course introduces learners to the basics of resilience as an analytic, programmatic and organizing concept and discusses USAID’s resilience work to date. As an introduction, it is followed by Online Resilience Training: Measurement, Livelihood Diversification, and Sustainable Poverty Escapes, an advanced course, on this topic.
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Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Defining Resilience
Part 3: Sources of Resilience
Part 4: Measuring Resilience
Part 5: Examples of Resilience
Part 6: Conclusion
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