This case study series is taking a closer look at risk and resilience assessments—any process aimed at deepening understanding of risk and vulnerability within a given context—to reflect on where and how these processes have positively impacted strategy and programs. A series of cases, representing very different applications, explore central questions for practitioners interested in conducting a risk and resilience assessment. Each case explores the unique context in which Mercy Corps conducted its risk and resilience assessment, the Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS). The series ends with lessons learned and recommendations for humanitarian and development practitioners who are considering conducting a risk and resilience assessment.
This case study focuses on the use of a risk and resilience assessment to inform a complex program start-up of the USAID Food for Peace-funded activity PAHAL, in mid and far west Nepal.
This case focuses on the use of a risk and resilience assessment to inform a country-level strategy in Niger.
This case focuses on the use of a risk and resilience assessment to inform a new development vision in Karamoja, Uganda.
This case focuses on an assessment conducted in Borno State, Nigeria. Read to learn more about the operational challenges and solutions to applying a risk and resilience assessment amidst a protracted crisis.