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Democratic Republic of Congo Development Food Security Activities (DFSAs): Resilience Analysis Brief

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Technical Guidance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded funding for three Development Food Security Activities (DFSAs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 2016-2020. In a context of conflict and internal displacement, the DFSAs have a shared goal of enhancing resilience to shocks and improving food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural households. The DFSAs implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Food for the Hungry (FH), and Mercy Corps (MC) are described more in the background section at the end.

This brief presents findings from a study of resilience in the DRC using data from the DFSA baseline evaluation to examine what elements help households mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in ways that reduce chronic vulnerability and facilitate inclusive growth.