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Minimum Economic Recovery Standards
The origins of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards are rooted in past crises, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the increasing prevalence of prolonged complex emergencies, such as in Ethiopia and Afghanistan. These crises highlight the need for strategies that 1) support the stabilization and/or re-emergence of enterprises as a source ...more
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published June 11th 2014 by Practical Action
(first published February 1st 2013)
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The SEEP Minimum Economic Recovery Standards [free online here] are a set of technical standards for humanitarian aid programs to reduce and avoid negative impacts of aid on markets and livelihoods. They are meant to identify and intervene in aid projects that cause more economic harm than good. Common enough examples include buying out local vendors & causing inflation, flooding markets with the same goods impacted people are trying to sell, replacing lost assets with materials that don't w ...more