USAID’s Resilience Policy is open for review

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to share their new draft of the USAID Resilience Policy for review and comments.

In 2012, USAID released its first policy on resilience–Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance. The 2012 Resilience Policy has guided USAID’s work on resilience programming for the past decade. There have been significant changes in the global context since 2012, as well as new evidence on effective resilience programming practices.  At this pivotal moment, the Policy highlights the need for a resilience approach that addresses the increasing number and types of shocks and stresses that are affecting people, communities, and countries. Most notably, the Policy articulates the need for resilience not only in areas of recurrent crises, but globally, as no country is immune to shocks and stresses, such as, extreme weather, pandemics, and price shocks.

USAID is asking for feedback on its updated Policy, which will help ensure that the Policy reflects diverse perspectives, including your respective areas of expertise on resilience. Comments can be submitted using this comment form. Please direct any questions to the

As part of our external outreach, the Resilience Policy Drafting Team is hosting a consultation with interaction on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM EST on the new draft of the USAID Resilience Policy. This will be a virtual event and all who are interested should register here by Monday, 9 January 2023.

The external comment period closes on 24 January 2023 at 5:00PM EST. Please submit your comments and feedback before the deadline.