In this section, you will find case studies, impact evaluations, reports and other technical documents about our programs.
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Syria: The Wages of War
The U.N. estimates that 8 in 10 people in Syria, including 6 million children, require humanitarian assistance. The crisis has set Syria's development back nearly four decades. Despite these immense challenges, Mercy Corps' work in Syria has found that some households are managing the devastating impacts of war better than others. This study explores why.
Afghanistan: Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence?
Impacts of vocational training and cash transfers on youth support for political violence in Afghanistan.
Uganda: Refugee Markets Brief: The power of markets to support refugee economic opportunities in West Nile, Uganda
With Uganda now home to over one million South Sudanese refugees, aid actors in the country’s West Nile region are looking for sustainable strategies to help individuals cope and recover.
Resilience Design in Smallholder Farming Systems Approach
Mercy Corps developed the Resilience Design (RD) in Smallholder Farming Systems Approach to help farmers and those who support them build a more productive and resilient farming system.
DR Congo: Strategic Resilience Assessment in South Kivu
The Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) showed how the complex interplay of repeated conflict, economic and ecological shocks and stresses has weakened not only food security systems, but also the capacity of households to build the necessary human, financial and social capital to address food and nutrition security adequately.
Kyrgyzstan: Vulnerable to Manipulation
Research conducted by Mercy Corps and Foundation for Tolerance International in the Kyrgyz Republic explores risk factors for youth participation in violence.
Indonesia: Bundled Branchless Banking and Loan Services for Farmers
Agri-Fin Mobile partnered with Bank Mandiri in Indonesia to train Farmer Group Union Leaders to be mobile bank agents.
Nigeria: Northeast Nigeria Joint Livelihood and Market Recovery Assessment
Mercy Corps, in conjunction with Action Against Hunger, Cooperazione Internazionale, Catholic Relief Services, the International Rescue Committee and Oxfam, undertook a livelihoods and market assessment across the three most affected states in Northeast Nigeria.
Young People in the Global Compact on Refugees
Mercy Corps provides recommendations for key practices to protect young refugees.
Can Market Systems Development Build Resilience in Fragile Contexts?
A Summary of Lessons from a Comparative Three-Country Analysis in South and Southeast Asia