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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Training Sessions on Minimum Economic Recovery Standards

Sponsored by  SEEP


1825 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
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Oct 29, 2013 (Tue) - Nov 1, 2013 (Fri),





Are you a humanitarian practitioner interested in designing and implementing livelihoods and economic recovery programs?

Are you passionate about helping affected populations recover after crisis?

Do you have experience in capacity building and training?

You should register for the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards Training Sessions!


About the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)

Increasingly practitioners and donors working in humanitarian response recognize the need for rapid tailored support for the livelihoods and local economies affected in the wake of a crisis. The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) sponsored by SEEP were developed collaboratively by 63 agencies over a period of three years. Today they represent an industry consensus and are a companion to the Sphere handbook. The goal of MERS is to assist disaster affected populations to regain their livelihoods and provide for themselves and their families with dignity while reducing dependency on aid.  

These standards offer tools for decision-makers in government departments, humanitarian agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to enhance the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian aid while mainstreaming economic recovery into crisis responses.

Overview of MERS

Core Standards: market based programming, long term recovery, assessment and analysis standards

Four Program Areas: Financial services, Access to Assets, Employment creation, Enterprise Development.     


General Practitioner Training Course

October 29-30

Cost: $300 USD

This training course will enable participants to identify the major purposes and benefits of MERS, gain working knowledge on technical areas, demonstrate its most effective practice, and apply the principles and standards in livelihoods and economic programming in crisis environments.


Training of Certified Trainers Course:

October 29 -
November 1 (requires the first 2-day General Practitioner Training)

Cost: $500 USD

This follow-on training course will equip professionals with the confidence and competence in training skills to deliver the MERS training, and the participants will go through an accreditation process to become a certified trainer of MERS.



SEEP would like to thank FHI 360 for their support in this training!

Questions about the registration process or anything else related to the MERS should be directed to William Wallis (wallis@seepnetwork.org).

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