Call for updates to COVID and markets resource list

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30 Jun 2020, 1:20 p.m.

Emily Sloane

Dear MiC Community,

Thanks to those of you who submitted new resources on COVID-19 and markets for our crowdsourced resource list. Some of the new additions include guidance on emergency seed and shelter interventions, along with new market assessment reports from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda and Yemen.

As before, you can access the updated resource list through the EMMA website's homepage <https: urldefense.proofpoint.com="" v2="" url?u="https-3A__www.emma-2Dtoolkit.org_&d=DwMFAg&c=0u3nQZwm2He4OdaqbWh55g&r=J941oUuew_FrhjPtibPvF1n0vkOpiUZaizWag_Xn0_k&m=4axwdf9E0AWHcTPKwpWdevcRuJSOLhnbVW-0i_lzXos&s=ctfB1VS-lrq8ZDNrgdLWBibtUak3YFur6yGSyp6bdp8&e="> or through this direct link <https: www.emma-toolkit.org="" sites="" default="" files="" bundle="" covid-19-related%20markets%20resources%20-%20june%202020_0.docx="">. We will update the document again in the not-too-distant future, so if you know of resources that should be added to it, please contact me at [Hidden email] <mailto:[Hidden email]>.

Emily

29 Jun 2020, 3:11 p.m.

Emily Sloane

Thanks so much, Kate! I'll add that resource in now. Please do feel free to use the dgroup to ask about any market-based seed security interventions! It's definitely hit or miss, but when it works as intended it's a beautiful thing. :)

29 Jun 2020, 3:10 p.m.

Emily Sloane

Thanks very much, Rubaiyath! These reports look excellent. Adding them to our resource list now.

26 Jun 2020, 10:02 a.m.

[Hidden email]

Hi Emily,

Here's a link to the Global Food Security Cluster Guidance for Emergency Seed Interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic <https: fscluster.org="" agricultureworkinggroup="" document="" guidance-emergency-seed-interventions=""> - grateful if it might be included in the resource list under the sectoral guidance. It contains general guidance on seed interventions and is specifically trying to promote greater awareness about seed markets, particularly the importance of informal seed markets. It also emphasizes various market-based response options, both on the demand side and the supply side.

The newly established gFSC Agriculture Working Group <https: fscluster.org="" agricultureworkinggroup="" workinggroup="" agriculture-working-group-0=""> would be really interested to hear about any market-based seed security interventions that are being planned and/or have been implemented so that we can build up a body of evidence for such interventions.

Best regards,
Kate

Dr Kate Longley | Senior Technical Advisor - Emergency and Resilient Seed Systems | Feed the Future Global Supporting Seed Systems for Development activity | M: +44 7548 290 722 | Skype: kate.longley
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24 Jun 2020, 9:18 p.m.

Md. Rubaiyath Sarwar

Dear Emily,
Innovision Consulting has been undertaking rapid surveys in Bangladesh since Mid March on key economic sectors and on low income population. So far we have published 12 digests. We are also now working for our international clients to undertake similar exercises. The first in Philippines where we are supporting TCIS to undertake a rapid national survey on the impact of COVID 19 on low income housing population. You can access all our reports on the link below:

http://innovision-bd.com/covid-19-impact-studies/

These works are already featured under BEAM and DCED. We have also launched several services and training programs related to COVID 19 and we are supporting MSD projects to take a critical look on using MSD for crisis as such. One of our services, PROSHAR, is an end to end, cash transfer support system. But instead of channeling the cash directly to the household we are doing through local micro merchants. This allows the relief money to recirculate in the rural economy. Furthermore, it improves efficiency and effectiveness. The people are purchasing the essentials as per their need. Also, the service is continued for 8 weeks maximum depending on the time taken by the households to get back to work or some sort of income generation. We constantly track and monitor the consumption data and the economic performance of the households. We are currently analyzing the mid-line data. I will get back to you with further details on how PROSHAR is changing the way we do cash transfer.
Regards,
Md. Rubaiyath Sarwar
Managing Director
Innovision Consulting Private Limited

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23 Jun 2020, 6:32 p.m.

Emily Sloane

Hi MiCers,

It's been almost a month since we released our first version of the crowd-sourced resource list on markets and COVID-19 <https: urldefense.proofpoint.com="" v2="" url?u="https-3A__www.emma-2Dtoolkit.org_sites_default_files_bundle_COVID-2D19-2Drelated-2520Markets-2520Resources-5F0.pdf&d=DwMFAg&c=0u3nQZwm2He4OdaqbWh55g&r=J941oUuew_FrhjPtibPvF1n0vkOpiUZaizWag_Xn0_k&m=4axwdf9E0AWHcTPKwpWdevcRuJSOLhnbVW-0i_lzXos&s=iMl7KQ8vy42mEsOj9ugfChn3IMeppMCbfA_Do88Yjas&e=">. As a reminder, it includes the following types of resources:

* Guidance on supporting/working through markets in the COVID era

o Global guidance

o Sectoral guidance

* COVID-era market information

o Global trackers

o Global assessments and articles

o Region/country specific assessments and articles

* Additional COVID-specific resources on the financial sector

If you know of any resources that we missed, including resources that have been published in the last month, please send them to me at [Hidden email] <mailto:[Hidden email]> by no later than Monday, June 29th, so that I can incorporate them into an updated version of the document. Thanks so much in advance!

Best,

Emily