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:
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.
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.