Lessons for building resilience in conflict settings

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02 Jul Lessons for building resilience in conflict settings

Since 2011, Christian Aid has invested more than £500,000 UK aid strategic funding (PPA) in piloting risk-centred resilient livelihoods approaches in three areas affected by conflict and disaster risk: the occupied Palestinian territory, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and remote northern Kenya.

The aim was to generate a greater understanding of how to build community resilience in such turbulent and challenging environments while also contributing to global evidence of good development and humanitarian practices in complex contexts, an area for which evidence has been limited to date.

After three years, research and evaluation studies were undertaken in the three regions. These have established initial learning to inform Christian Aid’s future approach to building resilience in fragile and conflict settings. This learning paper, produced in 2014, reflects on some of the key lessons and issues that arose out of the three studies.