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A Kenyan pastoralist using the AfriScout app – Image by AfriScout Publications and resources

This brief introduces AfriScout, a digital app that shows potential for mitigating some of the challenges pastoralists face by providing them with information to make more informed decisions.
A man tends his livestock in Sankabar Kebele, the Somali region of Ethiopia. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia. Publications and resources

This report, commissioned midway through SPARC’s six-year run, synthesises the programme's work in the period 2020 to mid-2023.
 People sell cattle at Ngaremara Livestock Sale Yard, Kenya, refurbished by the Ward Planning Committee through the Drought Resilience grant. Image by Patrick Meinhardt / Mercy Corps Publications and resources

This policy brief summarises key learning from the Ward Development Planning model, an innovative approach to local participatory development planning being implemented in Kenya’s drylands.
A patoralist in Ethiopia carries a goat - Image by E Millstein / Mercy Corps Publications and resources

This brief investigates the application of a decision making tool for governance designed to tackle complex problems – Stakeholder Approach to Risk Informed and Evidence Based Decision Making.

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Woman with mobile phone in Kenya - Image by J Mulwa/Mercy Corps Blog

Our blog explores what tech firms, agroproducers, private sector actors, government, Non-Governmental Organisations and donors need to know about the impact of social media in the drylands.
Poster of webinar on opportunities for digital financial and information services to build resilience in Nigeria Blog

Digital financial and information services can transform the livelihoods of agroproducers in Nigeria. This blog - based on a SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin webinar - explains how.
A Saudi returnee with a mobile phone returns to her home in Ethiopia - image by Ayene / UNICEF - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

Digital financial and information services can transform the livelihoods of agro producers across Ethiopia. This blog - based on a SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin event - explains how.

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