Change in number of targeted population that have enough productive assets to recover, resume or strengthen their livelihoods
Increased number, improvement, preservation or reduced depletion of livelihoods productive assets to ensure households/productive associations/MSMEs capacity to restore or improve their livelihoods activities (compared with baseline or pre-shock).
This indicator is focused on equipment and inputs provision and access, supported with different mechanisms (safety nets, cash, in-kind, income/employment support, etc.) and its comparisons with beneficiaries' needs.
This indicator also include the "build back better" approach, which not just recover what households/productive groups had before the crisis/shock, but also improve it to make them more resilient and sustainable.
- MSME: micro, small and medium enterprises (formal or informal)
Gender, age, disabilities, chronic diseases (if individuals, associations members, etc.);
Head of household gender, age, disabilities, chronic diseases, dependency ratio (if households), 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:
Both secondary and primary data collection can be used according to context.
- Baseline/Endline. If multiyear programme consider also a mid-term evaluation.
- Secondary data. Reliable/relevant sources from other actors, clusters or government (e.g. assessment information, reference to a normal situation).
Unit of Measurement: Population, but can also be households or productive organizations, or MSME. If percentage:
- Numerator: Number of targeted population with enough productive assets to <restore, strengthen> their livelihood activity.
- Denominator: Total number of targeted population
Data Collection methods:
Secondary data analysis;
Household/productive organizations/etc. survey and Focus Group Discussions;
Key Informant Interviews;
Assets/cash distribution reports;
Productive organizations/MSMEs' assets records;
Measure the number of productive assets owned (e.g. livestock heads, land, tools, equipment) or able to access (e.g. seed for the next plantation), and comparison of the achievement (or preservation) with the needs to restart, resume or strengthen the livelihoods activity.
Measure of needs could be difficult depending on the livelihoods activity.
[primary production] Consider potential changes in seasonal asset ownership and active seasonal depletion or explanation of the same (e.g. sold a goat to buy food at the beginning of the lean season; destocking, pests and diseases prevalence depending, etc.).
Consider market price variations throughout the year.