Published by
Mercy Corps
Alison Hemberger

The Mercy Corps Markets in Crisis framework helps market systems practitioners and humanitarians think through how to apply systems thinking in protracted crisis contexts and interventions.

While this tool involves detailed guidance and examples related to undertaking MSD programming in fragile and conflict-affected areas, the core of the tool involves a 4x4 matrix looking at the extent of market functioning and the current reality of the situation on the ground.

At the level of intervention design, this framework works best when someone with MSD expertise is facilitating (or in some cases people with in-depth market-based programming experience).

What practitioners say about the tool

"This tool helps to see the whole universe of things that need to be done in FCAS situations. Helps you see the breadth."