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Well-functioning markets are a lifeline for people affected by crises. Effective cash and voucher assistance (CVA) uses and supports local markets. Market analysis must therefore be a key part of the response cycle, for cash programming and other forms of humanitarian assistance.

When designing a humanitarian intervention and deciding whether to use CVA, a market analysis should be part of the overall response analysis. Supporting markets to function well has been shown to lead to faster recovery and increased resilience in disaster affected areas.

Many organizations have invested in the development of tools to support market analysis and are considering market-based programming more holistically. This includes interventions that use the market (such as cash transfers to affected populations), as well as interventions that directly support markets (such as conditional grants to traders to get their market back up and running).

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Economic Relief, Recovery, And Resilience Assessment For Southern Iraq

Report

The profile of Southern Iraq varies from that of the Northern ‘conflict-affected’ governorates most heavily impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State between 2014-2017. Southern Iraq has seen chronic underinvestment since the 1980s, with cumulative impacts building across the Iran-Iraq War and...

10 June 2021

Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic

Presentation

Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic: In every context, strengthening the links between cash transfers, savings groups and digitisation contributes to resilient recovery from COVID-19. Representatives of...

17 May 2021

Rapid Market Assessment and Price Monitoring Report – Huehuetenango Department Guatemala

Report

Methodology: This rapid assessment of markets and prices was based on an adapted version of the IFRC’s Rapid Assessment for Markets, elements of the EMMA toolkit’s market system approach and the consortium of NGO’s price monitoring format. The methodology was chosen to give a basic and rapid...

21 April 2021

Digital economy in KRI: A market study

Report

The objective of the research was to assess the opportunities and challenges for digital technologies to promote economic growth and employment creation for host communities and refugees in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The findings of this report will then be used to design curricula for digital skills which...

2 March 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance Guidelines for Lao PDR

Guidelines and Tools

Cash and voucher assistance is becoming increasingly popular in Lao PDR in delivering humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and development focused projects. In supporting the cash and voucher assistance agenda in Lao PDR, the Cash Working Group was established as a working group for local and regional...

1 January 2021

Multi-Sector Market Assessment Guidance and Toolkit

Guidelines and Tools

Markets play a vital role in the lives of displaced persons and their host communities. Humanitarian actors increasingly rely on market-based programme responses to help crisis affected populations meet their needs through local markets. Market assessments should be an essential and integral part of the...

18 December 2020

EMMA: Relying on Markets for the Beirut Blast Shelter Response – Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis of Selected Construction Material Markets in Lebanon

Report

The EMMA focused specifically on those markets that are critical for supporting the reconstruction materials needs of Beirut Port Blast-affected people:
• cement and hollow blocks
• flat glass, transparent 6mm
• medium-density fibreboard (MDF) 8mm
• aluminium window frames The report concludes...

9 November 2020

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Nigeria Using The Household Economy Analysis Framework

Report

Analysis of impact of COVID-19 on household food and income sources.

1 October 2020

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Mauritania Using the Household Economy Analysis Framework

Report

Analysis of Impacts of COVID-19 on household income and food security.

1 October 2020

Market Assessment in Bandua, Inanjou and Buzi in Mozambique

Report

This report presents the outcome of an assessment in three markets following the impact of cyclone Idai.
Tropical cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019 causing a huge damage to human lives and the physical properties. The official death toll remained at 603 people and the number of...

21 August 2020

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Chad Using the Household Economy Analysis Framework

Report

Analysis of COVID-19 impacts on household income and food security.

1 August 2020