Critical infrastructure resilience for a safer and better world


Click here to read the Resilience Shift's statement in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and how we hope to work together with our partners and grantees thoughout this challenging period.

We have curated a selection of our existing resources that should be of use in responding to the current crisis. These can be viewed here.

From field to fork – global food supply and its dependence on resilient infrastructure

The global supply of food is an incredibly complex system, involving multiple actors and a diverse value chain from production through to consumption.  Every part of the chain is dependent on infrastructure systems. We share six principles for enhancing the resilience of food transportation systems from our contribution to Cereal Foods World.

Keeping us connected – data centres as critical infrastructures

Data centres power digital societies and enable our connected lives – something that the Covid-19 crisis has recently highlighted. In the spirit of World Backup Day (31 March), Dr Alexander Taylor, University of Cambridge, introduces us to a sector that is often overlooked in discussions about critical infrastructure resilience: the data centre industry.

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Meet our Director

In January 2020 the Resilience Shift named Seth Schultz as its new Global Executive Director.

Seth will lead our programme to accelerate the urgent global shift to more resilient critical infrastructure – water, energy, transport and communications – in the face of our world's increasingly uncertain and vulnerable future.


Role of legislation in enhancing resilience

Based on in-depth interviews with infrastructure owners and operators, this report highlights how legislation, as a policy instrument, can drive more comprehensive resilience approaches, both within organisations and at a sector and cross-sector level.


The role of PPPs in enhancing resilience

Resilience value is different for public and private sector stakeholders, and PPPs create the potential for resilience value to be understood and realised by all those involved. This guidance note shares industry insights.

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The role of public policy in enhancing resilience

This report is concerned with the role that public policy instruments, like regulation and standards, can play in embedding resilience in critical infrastructure systems, and highlights early innovations in critical infrastructure resilience policy.

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The Resilience Shift in numbers

“Resilience matters, at its simplest, because of the uncertainties we face. To deliver the right impact, we must continually check that we are doing the right thing. Who is this for, how will it make their lives better, and what do they want? Our outputs must have quality and substance, developed with rigour to be of real value for all those working to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure.”

Juliet Mian, Technical Director


Organisations engaged with


Grantees from 9 countries


Individuals engaged with to date


Activities hosted in 22 countries