Resilience Evidence Forum Report

The report highlights case studies and resilience success stories as well as principles and priorities for resilience evidence.

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74 Partners working together to create impact.

What we do

Adding value through collaboration and convening.


Drawing from the latest knowledge and evidence sources.

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Advancing the Conversation Around Building a Resilient Future

Resilience — or the ability of people, households, communities, countries and systems to manage adversity and change without compromising future well-being — is becoming more relevant and better known outside of food security circles as the world struggles to cope with increased and overlapping global shocks.

Scaling Global Resilience: New Report Highlights Increasing Momentum for Evidence-backed Solutions 

The Resilience Evidence Forum (REF) 2023 Synthesis Report presents the findings and insights from the Resilience Evidence Forum.

Tharu tribe women lead their climate justice movement in India

In this story, we learn how the women of the Tharu tribe are at the forefront of climate justice movements and reclaiming their land. This is one of the five winning stories from Resilience Perspectives, a storytelling competition for young people.

Meet the shortlisted candidates of the RAIN Challenge for Non-profits 

Eight seed-level initiatives have been selected and over the next six months will work in collaboration with GRP to receive tailored mentoring and leadership training. The RAIN Challenge for non-profits is a joint effort between GRP and the Munich-Re Foundation.

The Butterfly Effect:  A Story of Resilience from a DRR Young Leaders Fellow

In this story, Manashree Newa shares her experience as a young DRR fellow in Nepal's Terai region and how the experience left a lasting impact on her and the municipality. This is one of the five winning stories from the Resilience Perspectives storytelling contest.

On Topic

Quick links to key initiatives, tools, and reports from the Global Resilience Partnership.

PREPARE Call to Action to the Private Sector

GRP together with USAID and with input from the Office of the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate is excited to announce the ten companies responding to the PREPARE Call to Action.

Resilience Perspectives

What does resilience building in the context of climate change look like? Activists and entrepreneurs share their experiences

Innovative Finance for Resilience

Over the next three years, GRP will be working with Mountain Harvest in Uganda and the Near East Foundation in Sudan to provide small-scale farmers access to fairly-priced loans.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) advances resilience through identifying and scaling on the ground innovation, generating and sharing knowledge, and shaping policy.

Innovative Investments with Real-World Impact

7 million

People supported to become more resilient.


Organisations supported through capacity and partnership building activities.

1.4 million

Users of early warning system or climate information.

We are the Global Resilience Partnership

GRP is made up of organisations joining forces to work together towards a world where people and places persist, adapt and transform in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change. GRP believes that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Latest Uploads to the Resilience Platform

Visit the Resilience Platform and share your own resilience solutions, stories, initiatives, evidence and tools.

Lessons in Failure: Applying an Organizational Learning Framework to Understanding Attitudes Towards Failure in Development

This article applies an organisational learning framework to explore attitudes towards failure in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development sector. It draws on 35 key-informant interviews, contextualised by organisational theory and existing scholarship on failure in development, to understand the challenges faced by WASH practitioners in identifying failure, analysing failure, and deliberate experimentation. Through interrogating past and present initiatives for publicising failure in development, this paper digs deeper into the successes, obstacles, and lessons learnt from mainstreaming failure into organisational practices. It then synthesises these findings to advance a 3-tier conceptual map for organisations to build an enabling environment for learning from failure in development. The framework identifies 3 distinct but interrelated processes for organisational learning from failure: (1) identifying failure, (2) analysing failure, and (3) deliberate experimentation. While this framework was designed for the private sector, the key processes around learning from failure and many of the social and technical barriers are applicable to the international aid landscape. Further, using a business-derived framework brings a new perspective in the context of increasing calls to apply private sector thinking around deliberate experimentation to international aid practices.

Biftu Beri – The rising morning sun for climate-vulnerable women from Kumbi Kebele

In this story, we learn about the women of the Kumbi Kebele community in Ethiopia who have learned to battle climate change impacts to their livelihoods through leveraging loan and saving associations and cooperatives. Through Momina Adam's leadership, many of these women's lives have improved for the better. She and her team are teaching others to conserve their forest resources and improve their livelihoods. The women have been empowered and have benefited from agroforestry practices by planting trees with a variety of crops, fruits, and vegetables in backyard gardens around their homesteads, engaged in small businesses like shoats fattening, petty trading, and egg production. Amidst the challenges faced, they have learned to adapt and sustain themselves.

Failing forward: how to encourage sharing of what is not working

Over the years, there’s been much discussion and attempts to get organisations and programmes to talk about ‘failures’ – things that are not working or situations where we made wrong calls. This story encourage learning from failures on a smaller scale, creating safe spaces for honest reflection and incentivising learning.

Failure Institute

[The Failure Institute]( is a social enterprise initiative that helps companies drive a culture shift where they learn from failure, develop vulnerable leaders and build safe spaces with authentic people, improving productivity and innovation in teams. This is an initiative that was created after their event [fuckup nights]( became a global movement that brought together people to share their biggest failures. In order to be free from the stigma of failure and share lessons learned, this institute aims to help people break free from the paradigms that limit their lives.

Fail Forward

A failure consultancy that supports people and organisations to fail intelligently and support collaborative systems change approaches. Fail forward believes that failure is inevitable and to ensure those failures- big or small, lead to learning and innovation for better performance, we must fail intelligently. Intelligent failures are those that result in useful learning, allowing us to move forward more wisely. As we build this skill of intelligent failure, we create room to innovate, knowing any risks we take will only lead to learning and growth. In order to move forward from failure stronger and wiser we must : i) Detect failures as early as possible and speak up about them; ii) Respond positively and get curious about what we can learn from the situation; iii) Make changes to our mindsets, behaviours, and the way we do our work to improve our performance and ensure we don’t repeat the failure; iv) Take smart risks and experiment with new ideas in pursuit of innovation. Fail Forward provides solutions to businesses, governments and non-profits harness their failures to learn, innovate and build resilience and find the agility to stay relevant and competitive.