Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network
The Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network is a nonprofit network of over 120 international organizations who believe in the power of micro-enterprise to reduce global poverty.
Through SEEP's learning initiatives, micro-enterprise development practitioners co-create and exchange strategies, standards and tools for building healthy economies with a sustainable income in every household.
When humanitarian crises happen, truly effective aid will meet the immediate needs of the population while preparing it for sustainable economic recovery. Developing common standards for doing so is a first step towards greater aid impact.
The SEEP's Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) provide strategies and interventions designed to promote enterprises, employment, and cash flow and asset management among enterprises and livelihoods in environments affected by conflict or disaster.
In 2011, the second edition of the MERS Handbook was accepted as a companion standard to the Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.