Mercy Corps PRIME Adaptive Management Resources
By all measures, PRIME is a very complex project; a 62-million dollar project, covering five technical components, managing an innovation fund, addressing gender and disability, operating in three regions of Ethiopia through ten partner organizations that co-locate in seven field offices.
In areas frequently exposed to unpredictable changes in climate, food prices, government policies, conflict, and livestock/crop disease, PRIME seeks to strengthen the systems within which vulnerable households live by facilitating change through local entities and the private sector. PRIME’s leading implementing agency, Mercy Corps, decided to follow the principles of adaptive management to ensure that activities are responsive to the evolving needs of the complex systems it seeks to strengthen.
These resources provide information about the adaptive management approaches PRIME utilizes.