Developing a Resilience Threshold (MC)

Developing a Resilience Threshold

Mercy Corps
June 2014 to May 2015
Event, research, tool
Technical Area
Knowledge management

This project sought to create practical guidance on how to measure resilience in the context of food aid programs, addressing the need for tools to integrate resilience thinking into food aid programs alongside traditional food security objectives. Mercy Corps chose to implement the project in Niger because of the numerous environmental shocks and stressors this country and the wider Sahel region currently faces. As part of the project, Mercy Corps held a workshop with its partners in Niamey, Niger, to discuss using the Household Economy Approach (HEA) methodology to measure community resilience to external shocks and determine the impact of food aid programming on resilience. Mercy Corps worked on this project in partnership with Save the Children and Catholic Relief Services.