Resilience in the Sahel-Enhanced (RISE) Project Impact Evaluation – Baseline Survey, Resilience Analysis

Resilience in the Sahel-Enhanced (RISE) Project Impact Evaluation, Volume 1 – Baseline Survey, Resilience Analysis

This report documents the resilience analysis of the baseline data collected for the impact evaluation of the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative. The overarching goal of RISE is to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable populations in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel. The 5-year project is being implemented in targeted zones of Burkina Faso and Niger in West Africa.

The overall objective of the RISE impact evaluation is to provide insight into how the package of RISE interventions impacts (1) households‘ resilience; (2) households‘ and communities‘ resilience capacities (factors that enhance resilience); and (3) household food security. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, this resilience analysis sets out the baseline status of the objectives above, and undertakes exploratory analysis to understand how shocks and households‘ resilience capacities combine to affect the food security of households in the RISE area. The analysis employs data collected in May 2015 from a representative sample of 2,492 households residing in 100 villages.

Volume 2 of the evaluation is available on the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse: RISE Project Impact Evaluation – Baseline Survey Instruments: Volume 2