Mercy Corps' work across the world is carried out through the lens of various technical sectors, combining to create a holistic approach that helps communities meet their challenges. We have a strong commitment to the monitoring and evaluation of these projects — by internal and external evaluators — to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of our work. Mercy Corps is also committed to sharing its best practices and lessons learned with the broader non-governmental organization (NGO) community. In this section, you will find case studies, evaluations, reports and other technical documents about our programs.
Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia: Youth & Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice and Violence
Getting youth development right has never been more pressing. Countering narratives of grievance, along with offering a better vision of the future, is the job of development. The question is how to do it.
DR Congo: Cheaper, faster, better? Cash assistance in emergencies
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
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.