Published by
Mercy Corps

A case study of the RAIN programme in Ethiopia explores how innovative elements of the RAIN programme design, (namely the combination of flexible humanitarian funding, a multi-year project time-frame, and relief to development design), were implemented in practice, and the key role that adaptive management played in maximising these programme features. 

The purpose of this study is to provide donors and implementing partners with guidance for the design and management of future resilience programmes, and to contribute to the ongoing discussion on good management practices for complex resilience programmes.