Enhancing Resilience to Severe Droughts: What Works?
Can investing in resilience mitigate the worst impacts of recurrent humanitarian crises, preserving development gains? To answer this question, Mercy Corps recently conducted a study in USAID-funded PRIME project areas affected by the 2015/16 El Niño drought.
This unique impact evaluation is among the first to rigorously evaluate the effects of a resilience-focused project in the face of a severe shock. The results are encouraging, with compelling evidence that supports the efficacy of multi-year, flexibly funded, integrated approaches to building resilience to severe shocks.