About The SEEP Network • A global network of over 130 international practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems• Members are active in 170 countries, supporting nearly 90 million micro-entrepreneurs • Improve the effectiveness of member organizations • Build and sustain a large, vibrant, and engaged learning community • Serve as the leading practitioner voice
Provides people affected by What is disaster: • An opportunity to earn economic income via employment or recovery? operation of a business • Contributes to dignity • Assists people to recover from the crisisRapid, tailored support • A vocation and ability tofor livelihoods, practice that allowsenterprises and individuals to meet theireconomies in the own needswake of a crisis
Development of the StandardsFirst edition – released in 2009 Pilot tested with 4 programsSeries of consultations & trainings ACDI/VOCA Sierra Leone Ecuador - consultation CRS Sudan: North Sudan Kenya - consultation Program London - consultation AED and Shorebank in the Jordan - training and consultation Gaza Strip Indonesia - training and consultation Mercy Corps Myanmar Second Edition –released in Nov 2010 June 2010 Writeshop -Reconvened original writes and some new members Technical review by over 20 experienced individuals and organizations
UNHCR International Rescue Committee FEG Consulting DAI IFRC Relief International IOM USAID ChildfundWorld Wildlife Fund Sphere Project Womens Refugee Commission Chemoni cs Tufts University In all, 63 discrete agencies and several hundredindividuals contributed or provided feedback to the Standards
Coordination with The Sphere Project A companion standards to the Sphere Handbook 2011 Edition
The Goal of the StandardsTo improve the impact of economicrecovery programming by buildingconsensus on good practices. Strategies and interventions that improve enterprises, The employment, and cash flow and asset management Focus among crisis-affected businesses and households.
Audience for the Standards• Practitioners experienced in humanitarian situations, but less familiar with economic recovery initiatives• Practitioners experienced in economic development, but unaccustomed to crisis environments• Practitioners and programs working in multiple sectors in crisis environments (e.g. health, education, infrastructure, or HIV and AIDS)
The Benefits of Minimum Economic Recovery Standards• Promote program quality and accountability• Ensure consistency across programs• Educate staff , partners and grantees• Negotiate with funder• Learn basic requirements for other sectors• Compatible with other frameworks
Qualitative in nature andStructure specify the minimum levelsof the to be attained.handbookStandards e.g.: Core standard 1: Market-Oriented programming Program design and implementation decisions consider economic and market dynamics.
Necessary activities andStructure inputs in order to meet theof the minimum standardshandbookKey Key action 1: Market-Actions Oriented programming Conduct/identify market analyses to develop projects and interventions.
• “Signals” whether a minimumStructure standard has been attainedof the • Way of measuring andhandbook communicating processes and results of key actionsKeyIndicators Key Indicator 1: Market- Oriented programming Interventions invest only in activities that target viable markets.
• Specific points to consider inStructure different situationsof the • Guidance on tackling practicalhandbook difficulties, benchmarks or advice on priority issuesGuidance • Critical issues or gaps relating to the standardsNotes GN 1: Market-Oriented programming Viable markets: Understanding the markets….
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