Réponse aux crises

Emergency livelihoods

Natural disasters and man-made conflicts often leave affected households with high levels of debt, loss of purchasing power and assets and, in some cases, death or injury.

Stabilizing people’s livelihoods represents an essential intervention in reducing the impact of a crisis, and it is a critical first step to reducing vulnerability and building resilience.

Employment, enterprise recovery and cash based interventions

UNDP implements emergency employment and enterprise recovery using a 3-track (inclusion, ownership, sustainability) approach that ensures the link between immediate livelihood stabilization, mid-term local economic recovery and a rapid return to inclusive and sustainable development pathways.

With a tailored Crisis Response Package, UNDP Country Offices are able to design and implement time-critical interventions that support assessments (i.e. environmental impact, socio-economic needs, market), labor-intensive temporary employment schemes, provision of grants to crisis affected microenterprises, and other cash grants or unconditional cash transfers to vulnerable households. In some crises, cash based

interventions have been used to pay the salaries of public servants providing essential services to crisis affected communities.

UNDP also fosters local governments’ ownership of recovery processes through direct support on coordination, information management, and development of policy frameworks on temporary employment schemes.

Where needed, UNDP will use these activities as an entry point to support social cohesion through participatory planning, community dialogue and outreach to high-risk groups like youth, displaced and host community members, etc.

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