About the Project
Chronic poverty and recurrent shocks are driving Ethiopian communities into crisis year after year. USAID/Ethiopia’s resilience–building portfolio is strengthening households, communities, and systems through a systems–based, integrated approach to address the root causes of chronic vulnerability.
The five-year, $19.9 million United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Resilience Learning Activity (RLA) in Ethiopia serves as a “learning sidecar” to USAID/Ethiopia and its implementing partners, helping them to better understand what relief and development interventions can help make households, communities, and systems more resilient to increasingly persistent shocks and stresses.
RLA provides services to USAID’s $1 billion development and humanitarian resilience portfolio in Ethiopia.
RLA team members at a planning meeting
LINC and its partners provide learning, adaptation, collaboration, evaluation, and knowledge management to support USAID and its implementing partners working to increase resilience across the highlands and lowlands of Ethiopia.
RLA also facilitates development of a portfolio-wide Resilience Learning Agenda, joint research and learning initiatives, communities of practice on deep-dive issues, and sharing to inform adoption of new, innovative practices.
LINC is supported by highly-regarded international and Ethiopian organizations, including our major subcontractor, Environmental Incentives; Ethiopian consulting firm, JaRco Consulting; U.S.-based woman-owned small business WI-HER.
This activity is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).