Global Resilience Partnership


Name of initiative Global Resilience Partnership
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
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Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat The Global Resilience Partnership Secretariat is hosted at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Kräftriket 2B, 10691, email:
Organisational structure The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a partnership of public and private organisations joining forces towards a resilient, sustainable and prosperous future for vulnerable people and places. The Partnership consists of three bodies:

1. GRP Partners - organisations active in resilience, who share GRP's vision & objectives, and who have joined the Partnership.

2. Advisory Council - a body of 10 members that advise on the implementation of GRP's strategy and provide guidance.

3. GRP Secretariat - To service the Partnership, including convening and catalysing actions the Partners and implementing specific activities on behalf of the Partnership. The Secretariat is hosted at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Stockholm University.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Global Resilience Partnership
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Sweden


Description GRP is an inclusive and diverse Partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change. We believe that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world.

GRP is comprised of more than 60 organisations, which bring together a broad range of skills, capacities, and perspectives, and provides powerful collaboration opportunities.

Objectives To create transformational impact on the resilience of people and planet, by reducing vulnerability and expanding opportunities for sustainable development. To instil resilience principles and actions in institutional and policy environments and incorporate private sector innovation to reshape the development and humanitarian sector.
Activities GRP achieves collective impact by adding value to the work of its individual partners through four value additions:

1. Innovate & Scale: GRP creates opportunities to surface, test, and scale resilience innovations through designing and running innovation challenges with its Partners. 2. Share & Learn: GRP works with its Partners to synthesise and profile the latest resilience knowledge on practice, promote peer-to-peer learning, and ensure that the knowledge is accessible. 3. Convene Diverse Voices: GRP works with its Partners to build a diverse movement of organisations that is able to raise the ambition on resilience and increase investments where it is needed the most. 4. Advance Knowledge: GRP collaborates with its Partners to advance new knowledge and insights about the role of resilience in achieving long-term human well-being.

One or two success stories achieved Established in 2014, the GRP has in its first phase:

• Accelerated resilience innovations benefiting 5.7 million people through investments of more than US$30 million across 16 countries in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa and South & South East Asia. These innovations have received numerous prestigious international awards, including: Two UNFCCC Momentum for Change Awards (2018 & 2019), The UNISDR Sasakawa Award (2019), The Munich Re Risk Award (2019), and a UN Global Climate Action Award: Women for Results (2019)

• Advanced the shared knowledge of resilience programming, most notably through GRP’s recent Resilience Insights Report that synthesised current state of knowledge on resilience programming based on GRP’s own investments into resilience innovations and learnings from across 42 partners organisations and programmes.

• Convened diverse voices to build political momentum for resilience at the highest level, most notably by playing a major role in building momentum and ambition towards the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. This culminated in the GRP convened Building a Resilient Future day at the UN Climate Action Summit, in September 2019. This event was attended by around 500 participants, including government ministers and private sector CEOs and Presidents, and resulted in around 100 ambitious commitments and collaborative actions on resilience, that will be taken forward by this movement.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Funding
Activity of initiative Fundraising, Financing
Financing — Funds disbursed
Value (MUS$)100
Fundraising — Funds raised
Value (MUS$)150
Goals We envision a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of surprise, uncertainty and change. Over the next four years the Global Resilience Partnership will bring together a growing movement of organisations to help build a resilient future that ‘leaves no-one behind’. We will build resilience where it matters the most, focusing on the most vulnerable people and places and tackling the most intractable challenges at the intersection of peace & stability, disaster resilience and food & water security.
Comments on indicators and goals Funds raised: 150 M$. Financing: This ICI gave 10 M$ to 10 winners from Sahel in the Global Resilience Challenge.
How will goals be achieved The GRP achieves collective impact by adding value to the work of its individual partners in four main ways:

• Providing a safe space to innovate, test and rapidly scale: GRP surfaces and tests resilience innovations and incubates new ideas by designing and running innovation challenges and supporting peer-to-peer learning on innovation. • Promoting shared learning and capacity development: GRP works to ensure long-term capacity and institution building for transformative change by harnessing the best expertise, experience and evidence on resilience. • Convening diverse voices to shape policy and investment: GRP builds networks and leverages opportunities for policy engagement and investment brokering, ensuring that the most vulnerable are at the center of the dialogue. • Advancing collective understanding and knowledge about resilience: GRP coordinates and translates state of the art resilience knowledge for its partners and the wider resilience community.

Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative The GRP MEL team generates and assimilates knowledge from across the GRP about what works best to strengthen resilience and uses this knowledge to inform better policy and practice. The aim of the GRP MEL activities is that, through building and sharing evidence and learning, GRP Secretariat staff, donors, partners and our clients a) understand if and how GRP has had a transformational and sustainable impact, and b) can use that understanding to further improve resilience outcomes more widely. Through MEL activities, GRP will:

— Monitor and evaluate its contribution to resilience and to changing the behavior, relationships and actions of its stakeholders; — Generate and integrate knowledge from evaluation through a learn-by-doing approach about what works best to strengthen resilience; — Translate this knowledge into knowledge and evidence products to inform policy and practice, — Ensure that GRP partners and donors are an integral part of GRP’s learning process and benefit from knowledge generated by GRP MEL.

GRP implementing partners need to report narrative information as part of progress reporting and collect data against specific indicators. Information related to indicators is collected by the implementing partners and reported in semi-annual, annual and/or final reporting. Implementing partners are required to justify progress reported, which is reviewed by the MEL team. The indicator guidance to implementing partners sets out the definitions and guidance for all required indicators (see GRP indicator guidance).

Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 68  
Companies 6 Abt Associates (USA),Sociants-REMA INC (USA),One Architecture (Netherlands),MetaMeta (Netherlands),Clyde & Co (United K.),Global Parametrics (United K.).
Business organisations 4 KPMG (United Kingdom),  BSR (USA),  Cervest (United Kingdom),  Global Shea Alliance (Ghana).
Research and educational organisations 14 Africa Sustainability Centre- ASCENT (Kenya),  CDKN (South Africa),  ICCCAD (Bangladesh),  IDRC (Canada),  IFPRI (USA),  IIED (United Kingdom),  LUCCC (United Kingdom),  Mekelle University (Ethiopia),  ODI (United Kingdom),  PIK (Germany),  RCCC (USA),  SEEP Network (USA),  SRC (Canada),  SIDA (Sweden),  UoE (United Kingdom)
Non-governmental organisations 16 Alliance for Water Stewardship-AWS (USA),  Atma Connect (USA),  BIFERD (Congo),  BSR (USA),  CARE (Switzerland),  Centre for Complex Transitions - CST (South Africa),  Disaster Risk Leadership Academy - Tulane University USA),  Farm Africa (United K.),  Huairou Commission (USA),  Mercy Corps (USA),  Raks Thai Foundation (Thailand),  Scale Up NGO (USA),  TNC (USA),  Wetlands International (Netherlands),  We Effect (Sweden).
National states 16 Senegal,  Mali,  Burkina Faso,  Niger,  Ethiopia,  Uganda,  Kenya,  India,  Nepal,  Bangladesh,  Thailand,  Cambodia,  the Philippines,  Sri Lanka,  Indonesia,  Vietnam
Governmental actors 5 Department for International Development (United Kingdom),  Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (United K.),  Sida (Sweden),  USAID (USA),  GFDRR (Philippines).
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 4 CILSS (Burkina Faso),  GEF (USA),  IGAD (Djibouti),  UNDP (USA).
Financial Institutions 2 Zurich (Switzerland),  AXA XL (USA).
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 1 ORRAA (Bermuda).
Supporting partners 4 USAID,  Sida,  DFID,  Zurich
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 10 March 2021 10:10:20

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