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Engage with MERS

The SEEP Network has led the development, revision, and publication of the MERS since 2009. As a collaborative learning network, SEEP works collectively with members and industry stakeholders to support the adoption, replication, and expansion of strategies that scale the use of MERS in humanitarian and economic recovery programming. 

Mainstreaming the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)

Launched in 2017, the SEEP Network's Mainstreaming MERS initiative is designed to increase awareness, sustained learning, and wide-scale uptake of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards by organizations working in disaster response and economic recovery. Sponsored by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the program aims to:

  • Provide direct support to humanitarian and development organizations to build internal awareness and application of MERS at the institutional level. Learn more about our mainstreaming partners here.
  • Develop new, easily-accessible MERS resources including translations, case studies, webinars, and other learning products
  • And offer practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and donors opportunities to build knowledge around the use and application of MERS through workshops, peer learning groups and facilitated convenings.  
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MERS Trainings

MERS Workshops

The SEEP Network organizes customized Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) workshops at the request of members, strategic partners, and donors. Workshops can be a half day to five days in length and are available in the field, at headquarters, or virtually. Workshops can also include in-depth training in market systems development for emergency and crises contexts.

Markets in Crises Community of Practice

 Markets in Crises (MiC)

Facilitated by SEEP Network, the MiC community of practice provides a forum for practitioners engaging with markets in emergency and recovery contexts to share ideas, experiences, resources and learning with the aim of improving market-sensitive programming in practice. 

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