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Support for the ICRC Economic Security Unit
October - December 2012

Key word: The Quality of Aid /

Groupe URD is providing methodological support to the International Committee of the Red Cross to improve its initial assessment, monitoring and evaluation tools based on a meta-analysis of the work of the Economic Security Unit (ECOSEC). The objective is to improve the way ECOSEC programmes are run and the way their effects on economic security are measured depending on different types of programme and contexts.

This will involve looking into the methods used to evaluate and measure the results of programmes which target the economic security of specific groups.

Two areas will therefore be analysed:

  • the reach and effects of EcoSec programmes on economic security
  • the pertinence of the methods and indicators used

This work is being carrid out during the last quarter of 2012. The main types of EcoSec programmes are food aid and the distribution of non-food products, programmes involving crop and livestock farming and fishing, and micro-economic initiatives.