Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED year 2

  • By Paula Silva Villanueva and Victoria Sword-Daniels
  • 28/11/2017

Credit: Petterik Wiggers


The BRACED programme operates in some of the most fragile and challenging countries in the world. While the programme is not explicitly conflict or security-focused, many of the projects are implemented in a context affected by conflict or instability. BRACED projects cover a wide range of issues, from securing, servicing and promoting trans-border livestock mobility across the Sahel, to sharing skills and technology to improve the uptake of climate information in Ethiopia, to supporting smallholder farmers in Nepal to take advantage of economic opportunities and investments in climate-smart technologies.

The BRACED Knowledge Manager is contributing to a growing evidence base on ‘What works and what does not to build resilience?’ to effect change across and beyond the BRACED focus countries. This report documents at the programme level how BRACED projects are contributing to building resilience to climate extremes and related disasters, and lessons we have learnt from this.

The second year of implementation has provided more substantive and insightful evidence of changes across the programme, allowing us to deepen our understanding of the main enabling processes through which BRACED projects are building resilience. From the synthesis of evidence in year 2, we derive a set of seven key messages, which reflect our interpretation of what this evidence means for building resilience, accompanied by the implications for future practice.

A companion paper 'Routes to resilience: lessons from monitoring BRACED, year 2’ reflects on the monitoring and evaluation framework and the experiences of the BRACED Knowledge Manager in improving and applying this in its second year.

This paper forms part of a series of evaluations that looks across three years of BRACED, to find out more, read:


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