Risk and Resilience

Support to UN agencies, national & local governments, and other actors


Democratic Republic of the Congo – April 2014

UN programming shifted from supporting displaced communities to supporting host families and their assets as a result of a RSA workshop finding on Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The region has been facing multiple and diverse shocks: conflicts, disasters, illnesses and lack of employment. The workshop identified the critical role of social capital in coping with such shocks and pointed to the adverse impact of humanitarian programming in undermining this social capital.

Analysis led by UNICEF with support from OECD

Documents from the workshop
– English
DRC Resilience Roadmap – Français


Lebanon – September 2014

Lebanon is currently challenged by a range of shocks related to the crisis in Syria that could potentially trigger a social unrest in Lebanon itself.

A RSA workshop produced some surprising results, identifying several critical factors that contribute to Lebanon’s comparatively high levels of resilience thus far, such as the major role of the private sector in delivering basic services.

Analysis led by the UN Resident Coordinator with support from the Government, UNDP sub-regional facility, Mercy Corps and OECD

Documents from the workshop

Stabilisation Systems Analysis - Lebanon: Results and roadmap


Mauritania – April 2017

In Mauritania, the need to implement more programmes at local and household levels, as well as the need for more coherence between humanitarian and development actions in the planning and programming emerged in a RSA workshop. The OECD and the United Nations Country Team in Mauritania conducted a workshop in April 2017 in order to help inform the new United Nations development strategy.

Analysis led by UNCT Mauritania with support from UN agencies, local government, civil society and OECD

Documents from the workshop

Mauritania Resilience Systems Analysis (full report in French)


Somalia – February 2015

Twenty-four years after the start of its civil war, Somalia continues to face interconnected and complex challenges that constrain its development.

A RSA workshop focused on supporting the resilience of the livelihood system of agro-pastoral, pastoral and peri-urban communities in Somalia. It showed the need to promote stronger social capital and accountability at all layers of society and proposed to strengthen financial assets through improving the value chain.

Analysis led by SomRep with support from FAO, UNICEF, WFP, BRCiS, the EU and OECD

Documents from the workshop

Somalia: Resilience Systems Analysis (full report)
Resilience Systems Analysis – Somalia (2-pager)


South Sudan – March 2016

The context in South Sudan is highly complex and rapidly changing. Opportunities to reinforce co-ordination between different stakeholders, including the UN agencies, the government and civil society was identified in a RSA workshop. The workshop was conducted to increase the understanding of the risk landscape to better strengthen the resilience of the communities in the Greater Bahr el-Ghazal region.

Analysis led by UNICEF with support from UN agencies, local government, civil society and OECD


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