Number/percentage of targeted households [have enough <food, cash, incomes> to] meet their livelihoods protection threshold



Result level: 




Change in household capacity to meet their livelihood protection threshold

This indicator uses the HEA/HES approach to determine households' livelihoods protection threshold, and population ability to meet their basic needs, using their coping strategies or other strategies, as per the baseline.
- Includes food/cash distributions interventions
- Includes livelihoods restarting interventions (sources of food and income)

- Livelihoods protection threshold : The Livelihoods Protection Threshold represents the total income required to sustain local livelihoods. This means total expenditure to:
Ensure basic survival needs, plus
Maintain access to basic services (e.g. routine medical and schooling expenses), plus
Sustain livelihoods in the medium to longer term (e.g. regular purchases of seeds, fertilizer, veterinary drugs, etc.), plus
Achieve a minimum locally acceptable standard of living (e.g. purchase of basic clothing, coffee/tea, etc.).
- HEA: Household Economic Approach
- HES: Household Economic Security

Disaggregated by: 

Geography/Livelihoods zone;
Head of household gender, age, disabilities, chronic diseases, dependency ratio, and any other relevant criteria, such as urban/rural, religious, ethnic or political identities;
Wealth groups; Livelihoods group (e.g. pastoralist, farmers, traders)
Period to achieve the objective;

Direction of change: 


Data source: 

Both secondary and primary data collection can be used according to context.
- Baseline/Endline. If multiyear programme consider also a mid-term evaluation.
In onset emergency, (if possible) frequency should be higher (on weekly, monthly basis) to ensure appropriateness of assistance.
- Secondary data. Reliable/relevant sources from other actors, clusters or government (e.g. assessment information, reference to a normal situation).

Unit of Measurement: Household (most typical).
If percentage:
- Numerator: Number of households that have achieved the livelihoods protection threshold
- Denominator: Total number of targeted households

Data Collection methods:
Secondary data analysis;
Household surveys;
Focus Group Discussions; Key Informant Interviews.

Measurement Guidance: 

Use HEA / HES measure approach.
Consider also the IHEA (Individual Household Economy Approach) methodology.

Consider seasonal calendar and market price variations throughout the year to determine when to measure the indicator.

For more details on methodology:
The practitioner guide to HEA:




X% of targeted pastoralist households in Dawa Region meet their livelihoods protection threshold at the end of the program.