Oxfam commissioned FEG to lead a baseline assessment in El Salvador to provide recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience interventions in drought prone areas. FEG led field teams and produced HEA baselines for two rural livelihood zones. The information derived from the baselines then helped to inform the area of focus for a subsequent Pre-Crisis Market Mapping (PCMA) exercise which targeted the maize and agricultural labour markets; two key markets for vulnerable rural households. Later, in 2020, FEG was able to use the existing baseline data to provide Oxfam with an analysis of the projected impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on local households, coupled with the effects of the Amanda and Cristobal tropical storms of May-June 2020.