Market Approaches to Resilience (MAR) is testing market-based approaches to improving the resilience of vulnerable pastoralist and agro-pastoralist households to climate change in Ethiopia. LTS International is the M&E Agent for MAR.
- MAR is implemented by Farm Africa for DFID in the Afar, SNNP and Somali regions of Ethiopia.
- It is part of DFID’s multi-country Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme.
- It is a 3-year programme with a total budget of almost £7 million.
- LTS is contracted by Farm-Africa
Increasing climate uncertainty and variability have brought many pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s lowlands, who are heavily dependent on natural resources, to the edge of survival.
MAR is testing innovative market-based approaches to improving the climate resilience of vulnerable pastoralist and agro-pastoralist households and BRACED will leverage and engage private investment where possible.
A rigorous approach to evaluation of the pilots is needed to generate a strong body of evidence and lessons for change.
LTS provides rigorous monitoring and evaluation support to ensure lessons are captured and digested. This includes:
- Development of the M&E System, theory of change, logframe, indicators and data sources, ensuring alignment with the BRACED M&E Systems and Guidance;
- Development of a resilience indicator (KPI4) to report to the UK government’s International Climate Fund;
- Developing the baseline survey tool and designing and implementing the baseline survey, including impact assessment methodology;
- Developing the innovative Rangeland Vegetation NDVI monitoring tool (RaVeN) which uses freely available optical and radar satellite data to monitor the availability of quality pasture;
Conducting mid-term and final evaluations and impact assessment.
Value and benefits
MAR’s intended impact is that Pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and peri-urban households in lowland areas of Ethiopia cope, adapt and transform in the face of climate extremes and disasters for improved well-being. Effective M&E will help it achieve this.
Update (September 2015): New Briefing Note on Market Approaches to Resilience
For more information, please visit the BRACED website here.