Building Resilience in Burkina Faso: Impact Study Endline Results

April 2018

Building Resilience in Burkina Faso (BRB) takes a multi-sectoral approach to improving household resilience and food security and features the innovative use of community-based women’s savings groups as a platform for providing an integrated package of agricultural, nutrition, financial services, and women’s empowerment programming to help thousands of savings group members overcome many of the geographic, cultural, social, and economic constraints that hamper their resilience in the face of shocks and disasters. This report highlights the results of a quasi-experimental evaluation of the BRB project and suggests that savings group members who belonged to BRB were more resilient to the effects of a prolonged drought and economic downturn experienced in the program area.