Beyond Good Development: Integrating Resilience Thinking from Assessment to Implementation
Over the last five years, Mercy Corps has led an agency-wide initiative to operationalize a resilience approach to its development and humanitarian work. As part of this initiative, Mercy Corps developed the Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS), a methodology to help development practitioners apply resilience thinking to strategy and program design. Mercy Corps designed the STRESS process to help practitioners understand how complex systems and interconnected drivers of instability threaten progress toward development outcomes. In so doing, STRESS facilitates the development of measurable strategies and targeted interventions aimed at supporting communities in achieving long-term wellbeing outcomes and transformational change amidst cute shocks and slow-onset stresses.
STRESS has now been applied in 10 countries, ranging from Niger to Mongolia. This webinar will:
- Introduce the STRESS process, its outputs and outcomes using Uganda as a case study.
- Explore how the outputs of a STRESS are being applied (expected and unexpected) and the impacts observed.
- Synthesize a set of learnings from the applications of the process to date which can inform additional resilience assessment methodologies.