The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, developed and revised through the joint efforts of more than 90 agencies and over 175 practitioners, represent an industry consensus on economic recovery for the humanitarian sector. The MERS have become well recognized and accepted as an industry standard providing key actions, key indicators, and guidance notes to enhance the effectiveness of organizations working to support the economic recovery of crisis-affected populations. The standards highlight strategies designed to promote enterprise and market systems development, asset distribution, financial services, and employment in areas affected by conflict or disaster.
Today, the MERS are recognized as a part of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, comprised of Sphere and its Companion Standards, which collaboratively promote complementarity among technical standards and provide evidence-based resources in multiple areas of humanitarian response.
Did you know? You can request free copies of the Minimum Standards for Education, and the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities (the postage is payable).
Contact INEE for your copy of the Minimum Standards for Education
Contact ADCAP for your copy of the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities
A Quick Look Inside the Standards
Assessment and Analysis Standards
Enterprise and Market Systems Development Standards
Asset Distribution Standards
Financial Services Standards
Standards Development Task Force
The SEEP Network
The SEEP Network is a global network of over 130 international practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.