September 26, 2023
Transforming last-mile animal health services to build resilience in Ethiopia
Mercy Corps using a market systems development approach, is successfully catalyzing sustainable animal health services reaching last-mile lowland communities. Private sector models can be applied even in thin markets and fragile contexts to build the resilience of vulnerable communities.
September 05, 2023
The Potential Impact of Black Sea Escalations on Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa
This report examines the risks facing certain Middle Eastern countries considering a series of conflict escalations affecting Black Sea grain exports following Russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
July 14, 2023
Participatory Planning in Kenya’s Drylands
This policy brief summarizes key learning from the Ward Development Planning model, an innovative approach to local participatory development planning being implemented in Kenya’s drylands. This work was funded and undertaken by Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises (SPARC), of which Mercy Corps is a partner.
July 07, 2023
Apolou and Resilience Challenge Fund Impact in Karamoja
Apolou has improved food and nutrition security of 310,000 vulnerable Karamoja households. The Resilience Challenge Fund seeks to increase public and private investment in animal health systems.
June 25, 2023
Layering Cash Into Market Systems Programs: Catalyzing Market-Driven Recovery in Nigeria
This learning brief highlights the impact that cash transfers have on MSD programming, including both operational lessons and insights into how cash affects market actor incentives and behavior.