In this section, you will find case studies, impact evaluations, reports and other technical documents about our programs.
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India: Transforming Chennai: Building micro, small and medium enterprise resilience to water-related environmental change
Mercy Corps partnered with Okapi Research & Advisory to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that affected firms’ flood exposure, extent of immediate losses, and recovery times.
Somalia: Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence
Mercy Corps undertook a rigorous impact evaluation to fill a knowledge gap and look at what works to reduce violence.
Nigeria: The untold crisis of the Lake Chad basin
Mercy Corps is deeply concerned about the suffering in the areas of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria bordering Lake Chad. As access to previously inaccessible communities increases, we are uncovering untold horrors of famine, malnutrition, and widespread gender based violence. The level of trauma will take years to mend. Suffering from the conflict has been compounded by numerous other factors: decades of poor governance; extreme poverty; mismanagement of natural resources and climate change.
Uganda: Building an Empowered Karamoja: STRESS
Mercy Corps and their partners deepened their understanding of vulnerability and resilience in Karamoja and identified a set of resilience capacities.
Central African Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria: An Ounce of Prevention
Why increasing investment in conflict prevention is worth more than a "pound of cure" in addressing the displacement crises.
Indonesia, Uganda, Zimbabwe: AgriFin Mobile: Product Development and Defining the Stages of Bundling
AgriFin Mobile’s 2015-16 eBook discusses the process of developing products and services for ru
Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines: Urban Resilience Measurement
Mercy Corps recently developed a training curriculum and approach guide on urban resilience measurement.
Nepal: Energy Access in Mercy Corps Nepal's Earthquake Response
In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the most powerful to occur in the region in 80 years. This article in HEDON boiling point magazine focuses on the impacts of access to improved ‘Tier 1’ energy products in Mercy Corps’ Nepal earthquake response efforts.
Niger: Strategic Resilience Assessment in Niger
Mercy Corps digs deeper to better understand the complex systems that support food security in the Sahel's fastest growing country.
ADAPTing Aid: Lessons from Six Case Studies
In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector.