The Global Resilience Partnership

With an initial commitment of $150 million, the Resilience Partnership aims to accelerate promising technologies to make resilient cities.

The Global Resilience Partnership

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation formed a $150 million Global Resilience Partnership that lays out a bold new vision for building resilience to chronic stresses and increasing shocks in communities across Africa and Asia.

The Resilience Partnership will institute a new model for solving the complex and interrelated challenges of the 21st century such as persistent and often extreme poverty, food insecurity, and climate shocks. By better aligning humanitarian and development planning, connecting the private sector with civil society and government, and crowdsourcing innovations and solutions, the Resilience Partnership will enable communities to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from shocks and stresses in a way that reduces chronic vulnerability and keeps them on the pathway to development.

The Global Resilience Partnership will focus on the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, areas particularly susceptible to chronic stresses and extreme shocks. In the Horn and Sahel, some 23 million people were affected by food insecurity due to drought in 2011 and 2012. By 2025 in South and Southeast Asia, over 400 million people are expected to be vulnerable to flooding.


  • Rockefeller Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 501-1000

    Swedish development cooperation is part of a global cooperation in which Sweden is one of many participants. In order to carry out its work, Sida cooperates with Swedish government agencies,...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, West Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, Eastern Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 150 Million