From 2005 to 2017, the Feinstein International Center developed a wide-ranging research portfolio on livelihoods systems under stress throughout the Greater Horn of Africa and beyond. The results of this research speak directly to the agenda of building more resilient households and communities in the face of ever-worsening cycles of drought and climatic shocks. Under this project, we synthesize our research from the past decade on three major themes related to resilience:

  • The evolution of pathways to resilience in pastoralist areas of eastern Africa
  • Building resilience and protecting livelihoods in conflict-related crises
  • The persistent problem of global acute malnutrition: Why it persists despite humanitarian and development gains

These syntheses provide policymakers and practitioners with insights and recommendations that emerge from a rigorous evidence synthesis across studies and contexts.

This project was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Conflict and Resilience: A Synthesis of Feinstein International Center Work on Building Resilience and Protecting Livelihoods in Conflict-Related Crises
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Resilience is defined as the ability of people to mitigate, weather, and “bounce back” from shocks or adversity. This definition is framed in terms of understanding capacities and risk—often particularly...

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Conflict and Resilience: A Synthesis of Feinstein International Center Work on Building Resilience and Protecting Livelihoods in Conflict-Related Crises (Briefing Paper)
Cover of the Conflict Resilience brief

This is a briefing paper of the full report. Resilience is defined as the ability of people to mitigate, weather, and “bounce back” from shocks or adversity. This definition is...

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