PRIME Project Impact Evaluation: Report of Recurrent Monitoring Survey 2 (RMS-2)
The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. The project aims to enable pastoralist households—and those transitioning out of pastoralism—to withstand and recover from recurrent shocks such as droughts and floods. Halfway through the PRIME project implementation period, in 2015, Ethiopia was affected by what is considered the country’s worst drought in more than 50 years. The Recurrent Monitoring Survey 2 (RMS-2) was launched in October 2015 to collect real-time data during the drought’s progression to provide key information for understanding household resilience dynamics.