WHAT FACILITATES INTEGRATION IN RESILIENCE PROGRAMS? A Case Study on Nepal
Building resilience requires a long-term commitment and an integrated approach to strengthen the capacities of individuals, households, and communities to respond to, recover from, and prevent (where possible) shocks and stresses.
This report synthesizes the experiences of two programs implemented by Mercy Corps: USAID’s Office for Food for Peace-funded Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies-funded Managing Risk through Economic Development-II (M-RED II), which both sought to facilitate resilience of rural communities in Nepal through their integrated resilience programming.
While these two programs employed different sectors and approaches in their resilience programming and integration, evaluations of PAHAL and M-RED II both highlight the benefit of investing the time and effort to design, implement, and manage integrated resilience programming. On this basis, these programs are selected as case studies for this report.