The authors would like to thank the ollowing Mercy Corps sta whoassisted with organisation o the study or who acilitated ocus groupdiscussions in Mulu: Mesn Ayele, Mohammed Haji, Niama Ibrahim,Berhanu Esehete, and Yigezu Solomon. Other Mercy Corps sta provided helpul advice on the design o the work or commented onthe drat report, including Abdi Aden, Fasil Demeke, Raael Velaquez,Nigist Tilahun, and Sarah Gibbons. Demeke Eshete o Save theChildren UK provided ood economy reports or Shinile Zone. Weare also grateul to participants in ocus group discussions in Mulu andto the various government sta who provided inormation and joinedthe livelihoods analysis training. Yacob Aklilu and Berhanu Admasu o Tuts University also provided useul comments and advice. The studywas unded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Oce Bilateral Fund,British Embassy, Addis Ababa.