Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY)

25 Apr 2018

Joint Programme Brief December 2017

Funded by the European Union, the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen is a three-year joint programme implemented by four Participating UN Organizations, namely Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and World Food Programme (WFP).

Since the Programme implementation in March 2016, the Programme prioritized its implementation on strengthening community resilience planning, livelihoods improvement, community productive assets rehabilitation, and access to solar energy. 


Targeted Governorates: Abyan, Hajjah, Hudaydah and Lahj.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion;
  2. Institutions are more responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identifi ed needs.


  • 16,065 individuals from 2,226 households (participants) benefited from Cash for Work interventions;
  • 22,000 individuals indirectly benefited from the rehabilitation/repair of water dug wells, community roads, and irrigation channels.
  • 3,200 Households solar energy applications in 20 rural communities were provided to improve access to energy.
  • 52 Health Centers and 52 schools have gained an excess to solar energy to enhance health and education system.
  • 186 Village Cooperative Councils, estab lished by Social Fund for Development (SFD), composedof 1,901 members (50% female) to plan, implement and coordinate community level interventions and self-help initiatives.

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