Evaluating the results of BRACED projects in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Niger

The three-year, £110 million UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme aims to build the resilience of up to 5 million vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters. It was launched in January 2015 and supports over 120 organisations in 15 consortia delivering projects across 13 countries in East Africa, the Sahel and Asia.

Understanding the extent to which BRACED projects are able to strengthen the resilience of the households, communities and organisations they work with is critical to ensuring that successful approaches are scaled and replicated. To address this, the BRACED Knowledge Manager has been working with three of the 15 BRACED projects: SUR1M (Niger), Myanmar Alliance and Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR, Ethiopia). Together, we designed and implemented evaluations to determine the extent to which household resilience has changed as a result of the project interventions, which interventions worked or failed to work, for whom and why.

This report summarises the results of these three different country-level evaluations.