ERRY Annual Report 2016

The present report is the first Progress Report of the European Union (EU) funded Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme that is implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP in four governorates in Yemen (Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Abyan). The three-year joint programme aims to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities in Yemen through support to livelihoods stabilization and recovery, local governance and improved access to sustainable energy. To contribute to the achievement of the overall objective, the ERRY program has two expected outcomes to contribute to:

  • Outcome 1: Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion
  • Outcome 2: Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needs

This first Annual Report describes the key activities undertaken for the period that span from March 2016 through the end of February 2017, as well as the progress towards achieving the programme’s annual targets with regards to its planned outputs. The annual report also identifies major achievements of the project based on the annual work plan and against objectively verifiable indicators (OVIs) of the logframe, as well as challenges and lessons learned during the reporting period. This Progress Report focuses on the project’s results at the activity & output levels during this first year when priority was given to planning and starting activities’ implementation. Progress towards achieving the ERRY expected outcomes and its actual impacts on the targeted communities will be analysed in the mid-term review and the final evaluation.