Mercy Corps Launches New 10-Year Strategy

Mercy Corps’ “Pathway to Possibility” will guide the global organization’s efforts to support communities – and the most marginalized within them – to emerge from crisis and build towards a more inclusive, resilient future

The global humanitarian and development organization Mercy Corps today introduced its new 10-year organizational strategy: Pathway to Possibility. It aligns programming, internal processes, and decision making to best support communities at the forefront of the climate crisis and conflict in 40+ countries around the globe where Mercy Corps works.

Over the next decade, Mercy Corps will work toward four community-level outcomes: ensuring greater food and water security, economic opportunity, and peace and good governance. Through our programs, partnerships, and influence, we support communities to cope, adapt, and ultimately thrive in the face of conflict and climate change. All systems and processes will also help the organization meet its five core commitments: climate smart, evidence-driven, innovative & creative, locally led, and safe, diverse & inclusive.

“We are firmly grounded in the unwavering belief that people who are most impacted by crises know what is best for themselves. Our new strategy underscores the importance of centering communities in everything we do,” says Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps. “Over the next decade, we will partner with and aim to improve the lives of those who are systemically marginalized because of their gender, age, ethnic, religious, or other identity, those living in or at risk of extreme poverty, and those most affected by climate, conflict, and other compounding threats,”

More information on Pathway to Possibility can be found at Mercy Corps’ website:

Mercy Corps is a global team of over 5,400 humanitarians working to create a world where everyone can prosper. In more than 40 countries affected by crisis, disaster, poverty and climate change we work alongside communities, local governments, forward-thinking corporations and social entrepreneurs to meet urgent needs and develop long-term solutions to make lasting change possible. Mercy Corps has a total operating budget of over $550M and last year reached over 50 million people.