Through our Mainstreaming
Partnership UNHCR’s Economic Inclusion Unit has continued to advance the use of MERS at the institutional level. Key
results from our mainstreaming activities include:
MERS are now integrated into UNHCR’s Economic Inclusion for Refugees Guidance Note, which serves as core basis of
operational programming for all livelihoods staff in UNHCR
MERS have supplanted UNHCR’s Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming, which UNHCR previously used to monitor
programs. Staff are now directed to MERS for monitoring activities associated with livelihoods programming.
MERS training content has
been integrated into UNHCR’s regional livelihoods training
workshops, reaching approximately 600 staff in 20 countries.
To continue to support widespread uptake of MERS, SEEP provides online training with live facilitation and supplemental coaching to Economic Inclusion
staff around the world. This activity has yielded several context
specific case studies that assess UNHCR’s field programs using the