Resilience is defined as the capacity to learn, cope, adapt, and transform in the face of shocks and stresses, including immediate and slow-onset crisis, natural disasters, conflict and
instability. A resilience approach supports people, businesses, communities and systems to plan and prepare for risks, cope with disruptions, and adapt to changing contexts. More and more, we
are recognizing that resilience needs system-level change.
This track highlighted proven and experimental strategies that use the power of the market to support people, business and systems that are highly vulnerable to the shock-stress-shock cycle.
With examples from Africa, MENA and South-East Asia, we explored how market systems can support resilience in refugee populations, during conflict and migration, the transformative roles of
social norms and networks and the key moments of innovation. We also explored the potential of, and even tools that support, integrated, systems-level solutions that merge market development,
emergency response, financial inclusion, and other programming approaches to sustain progress toward transformative change within communities.