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Lessons from the international response to the Sahel 2011/2012 food crisis
November 2012, for the IASC

Groupe URD, in partnership with OCHA, conducted a capitalization study on the management of the 2011/2012 food crisis in the Sahel. This work analyzed the quality of the international response in several countries to improve the mechanisms in place and build resilience.

A mixed team from Groupe URD and OCHA carryied out a lesson learning mission on the international response to the Sahel food crisis for the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC).

The team travelled to Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Niger and focused specifically on the resilience of local communities.