Private sector engagement tool kit November 16, 2014
Mercy Corps believes the private sector is one of the three key actors who contribute to our mission of building secure, productive and just communities.
DR Congo: Cheaper, faster, better? Cash assistance in emergencies November 14, 2014
There's a growing consensus that cash, rather than in-kind aid, is the best assistance to provide in an emergency. But which method is most expedient and cost-effective — electronic vouchers, mobile money or physical cash? Our study in the Democratic Republic of Congo found some surprising results.
Liberia: Economic impact of the Ebola crisis on select Liberian markets November 10, 2014
The economic impact of the Ebola outbreak is affecting most Liberians. We assessed household food security and incomes, as well as local markets, to outline interventions that can prevent further deterioration and lay the groundwork for early recovery.
Vision for Change October 29, 2014
Our vision for change framework is a graphic representation of the way in which key actors, operating principles, and external conditions interact in the service of our mission.
DR Congo: Assessing the humanitarian response in North Kivu October 26, 2014
Despite large-scale international assistance, the DRC province of North Kivu remains in chronic crisis. Mercy Corps & partners undertook a case study to find out why — and how we must change our programming to be more effective, impactful and sustainable.
The world of work October 13, 2014
Failure to address unemployment now will impact the global economy for years to come. Read about Mercy Corps' strategies, definitions and principles for finding local, sustainable solutions to widespread unemployment.
Uganda: Navigating complexity: Adaptive management in the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health & Governance program October 2, 2014
Development actors increasing agree that managing programs adaptively – especially complex interventions – can improve their effectiveness. But what does adaptive management look like in practice?
E-transfer Implementation Guide for Cash Transfer Programming September 30, 2014
In cash transfer programming, electronic transfers (e-transfers) offer a digital replacement for paper vouchers or physical cash.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Advancing Adolescence September 17, 2014
Adolescence is a critical time for young boys and girls, and within the Syria Crisis Response, they require specific and targeted programming that addresses their needs.
South Sudan: Beyond bandaids: Rebuilding market systems amidst catastrophe in South Sudan September 17, 2014
South Sudan cannot be saved by direct-delivery assistance alone. Market-based interventions are needed immediately in order to prevent a famine by January 2015 and lay the foundations for early recovery.