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Evaluations and Research

This brief presents findings from a baseline study of resilience using data from two Development Food Security Activities (DFSAs) in Uganda. The DFSAs cover seven districts in Karamoja and are implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Mercy Corps (MC). The research examines what elements help households mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in ways that reduce chronic vulnerability and facilitate inclusive growth. Specifically, this study assesses which resilience capacities are associated with positive well-being outcomes (expenditures, poverty, dietary diversity, and recovery from shock), which are drivers of positive well-being outcomes, and which coping strategies households use based on their level of resilience capacity. This brief summarizes the key findings and program implications of the resilience analysis.