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.
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:
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.