Change in number of population (households, productive organizations, MSME) with improved access to livelihoods support services (veterinary services, financial services, trainings, etc.) and/or markets.
Livelihoods support services are all kind of services that allow improve or strength livelihoods activities and their productivity. This indicator measures the access to these services:
- Includes improvement of linkages between markets and small holders producers (to allow them to improve or to obtain incomes from the own production)
- Includes access to credit and other financial services (insurances, microcredits).
- Includes access to technical services such as trainings (public extensionist/extension workers), other productive services (e.g. veterinary services, business support services, etc.), or legal, financial, and networking advice.
- Includes access to legal services relating to employment, work permits or business registration permits
- Includes all formal and informal services
- 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, productive organizations, or MSME. If percentage:
- Numerator: Number population accessing to livelihoods support services.
- Denominator: Total number of targeted population
Data Collection methods:
Secondary data analysis;
Households Survey, Focus Group Discussions;
Key Informant Interviews;
Productive organizations, MSMEs' survey and records;
livelihoods support services' records (Financial institutions records, etc.)
Measure the increase in number, frequency, amount (if financial service) of the support service accessed in comparison with the baseline (or other base information).
Consider (depending on the service, e.g. veterinary service, market access, etc.) to measure the improvement in the production/productivity due to the livelihoods support service access.