Stories From the Field: The South Sudan Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI)
|Post date||Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 15:52|
|Sources||Food Security Cluster / Sector|
|Filed under||Raising their voices|
Hunger and malnutrition are at historic highs in South Sudan: as of October 2020, 6.3 million people – more than 50 percent of the population – were in Crisis food insecurity or worse (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC] 3 or higher). Food security response is essential to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the country. As part of this response, cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has increased rapidly, with a call for consistent and standardized market monitoring to match.
Led by gFSC partner REACH, the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) was launched in South Sudan in August 2019 to provide frequent, localized data to inform cash programmes, released as a monthly factsheet and dataset on prices, stock levels, road and river conditions, and supply routes. Some 32 CWG partner organizations collaborate to collect information across roughly 40 locations in South Sudan.