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:
Designed to equip everyone from practitioners to policymakers, MERS workshops are highly interactive and supportive of diverse learning preferences. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and structured learning activities, expert facilitators work closely with workshop participants to convey the value of the MERS in economic recovery and market systems programs.
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.