Resilience analysis in Mauritania

Mar 2018

The regional disparities between the Triangle of Hope and the rest of Mauritania have motivated this resilience analysis. This analysis is based on a household survey implemented ad hoc by the Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Office National de la Statistique (ONS) of Mauritania. The household survey was conducted in 2017 in Mauritania at the National level which includes al the 13 regions: Hodh Charghy, Hodh Gharghy, Assaba, Gorgol, Brakna, Trarza, Adrar, Dakhlet, Nouadhibou, Tagant, Guidimagha, Tiris Zemour, Inchiri, Nouakchott.

This report aims to identify the key pillars of resilience and related contributing factors at the household level using the FAO Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA-II) methodology. The pillars of resilience considered in this analysis are Access to Basic Services (ABS), Assets (AST), Social Safety Nets (SSN) and Adaptive Capacity (AC), based on consultations with ONS and other local experts, literature review and previous analyses (FAO, 2016c).

Author: FAO RIMA