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Rapid Resilience Learning Brief: Leveraging Crisis Analysis Towards Resilience-building Responses

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The need for continuous, granular, real-time risk analysis motivated inquiry into the relevance and applicability of rapid situational analysis tools—typically reserved for humanitarian settings—to resilience investments in protracted crises. This brief provides a case study in one such analytical method, Crisis Analytics at Mercy Corps, and its application to protracted crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A study of three applications of Crisis Analytics in the DRC, displacement alerts, monthly-deep dives on relevant social, political, or economic issues, and perception-tracking, found that Crisis Analytics effectively supported Mercy Corps and other humanitarian actors in the DRC to shape appropriate, conflict-sensitive, and forward-thinking responses that laid the foundation for resilience. 

Read more in REAL’s Resilience Rapid Series. This series provides the practitioner and donor communities with insights and emerging evidence on how to build resilience in protracted crises and conflict-affected settings. This series documents promising program approaches and contextual insights through research, case studies, and technical analysis.