Resilience Policy

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Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis

USAID Policy and Program Guidance

While we cannot stop shocks from happening, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) can – and must – do more to help people withstand them. USAID has been in the vanguard of international momentum to support country and regional plans and build resilience to recurrent crisis. Through this policy and program guidance, we will leverage the broad range of our institutional capabilities to implement innovative programmatic approaches to promote resilience. Through these efforts, we will draw on our mandates to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance and longer-term development assistance1 (including our Development Assistance, Global Health, and Economic Support Funds accounts).

Last updated: January 24, 2013