Building Resilience

Strengthening Capacities of Systems and People

Focusing on Capacity Building for the Greatest Impact

Sources of Resilience Cut Across and Transcend Sectors

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Resilient economies increase access to financial services and safety nets, expand and diversify economic opportunities and resources, as well as provide strategies and training to make livelihood decisions that reduce risk.

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Resilience approaches contribute to well-being outcomes through program investment in health, education, gender equity and psychosocial dimensions that allow people to envision and have confidence in the future.

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Resilience requires sufficiently effective governance to create an enabling environment and coordinate activities for systemic change, including policies and regulations, inclusivity, infrastructure, community networks, and formal and informal social protection mechanisms.

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Climate Adaptation

Resilience programming mainstreams adaptation measures to enable better management of climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture, health and water, as well as disaster risk reduction practices.