livelihoods diversification

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Number/percentage of targeted population (households/communities/productive organizations/IGAs) improve their resilience through <livelihoods strengthening, diversification, livelihoods protection, better environmental performance>

Result level: 

Impact

Objective: 

Description: 

Change in number of beneficiaries (households/communities/productive organizations/IGAs) improving their resilience through livelihoods reinforcement and protection.
The indicator measures the improvement of households/communities/etc. resilience through livelihoods strengthening, diversification and protection interventions, It includes all kind of interventions that aim to:
- Reduction of the duration of the lean season
- Reduction in the use of coping strategies in the lean season (e.g. livelihoods assets preservation, migration)
- Using of household/community protection mechanisms to cope hazards

It can be an outcome or an impact level indicator, and contains or includes :
- Natural resource management interventions
- Application of key practices to strengthen and/or protect their livelihoods
- Diversification of incomes generation activities

Disaggregated by: 

Geography/Livelihoods zone;
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: 

increase

Data source: 

Both secondary and primary data collection can be used according to context.
- Baseline/Endline. If multiyear programme consider a mid-term reporting/evaluation
- Secondary data. Reliable/relevant sources from other actors, clusters or government.

Data Collection methods:
Secondary data analysis;
Households Survey, Focus Group Discussions;
IGA/productive organization survey and records;
Observation;

Measurement Guidance: 

To measure this indicator it's necessary to have baseline information related households/communities capacity to cope with hazards and shocks (e.g. start and duration of leans season, number and type of coping strategies adopted by households/communities, etc.).

Indicators measures could also be based in new stablished resilience mechanisms (protection infrastructures, insurances; community disaster risk capacity -with livelihoods component-, etc.)

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