In this section, you will find case studies, impact evaluations, reports and other technical documents about our programmes.
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Good Governance: Preventing Conflict and Building Peace
In this research brief, we synthesize academic and practitioner research on governance and conflict with a review of Mercy Corps’ programming portfolio in this area.
Kenya: Towards a Digital Workforce: Understanding the Building Blocks of Kenya's Gig Economy
Mercy Corps has been working with tech innovators in Kenya to test and support tech-enabled solutions that have the potential to address the youth unemployment challenge.
Building Inclusive Urban Resilience
Asia is the fastest urbanizing region in the world. While urbanization can hold many benefits for poverty reduction, unsustainable rates of urban growth can undermine the potential for inclusive development. Accordingly, Mercy Corps has identified urban resilience as a critical intervention area in Asia.
The Ebola Effect
Our analysis outlines the possible economic effects of the Ebola crisis.
DR Congo: Community Mobilization: Essential for Stopping the Spread of Ebola
Our analysis demonstrates how community mobilization should be a central element to help stop the spread of Ebola in DRC and neighboring countries.
Jordan: Syrian girls guide tweens through the mysterious world of puberty
Young girls in Za'atari turn to older teens to understand their changing bodies, but there is a lack of accurate, positive and adolescent-friendly information. Through one of our programmes, nine Za'atari teenagers decided to design and lead their own puberty education programme for tween girls.
Ethiopia: Market Systems Development in Ethiopia
This impact brief describes how we have applied market systems development approaches in livestock markets, financial services and in humanitarian contexts in Ethiopia to improve the lives of more than 5 million vulnerable people.
Nigeria: Does Peacebuilding Work in the Midst of Conflict?
Persistent violence between farmers and pastoralists in Nigeria has contributed to more than 7,000 deaths in the past five years and costs the Nigerian economy £10 billion a year. In response, Mercy Corps and a local partner implemented a peacebuilding programme and tested its effects on the community.
Ethiopia: Enabling Resilience for Pastoral Communities: Impact and Results from PRIME
PRIME was a six-year £55 million USD USAID-led Feed the Future programme that included a markets based and adaptive management approach to help pastoralists strengthen systems to simultaneously address economic needs and climate adaptation to increase resilience capacities.
Guatemala: Subsist or Persist? Assessing Drivers of Migration and Effects of Foreign Assistance Programs on Migration from the Northern Triangle
By examining programmes focused on agriculture and urban violence prevention, this report integrates the wide-ranging voices and experiences of Guatemalans who are affected by policy decisions related to migration. The report concludes with recommendations on how U.S. policymakers can advance policies that address migration from Central America.