The Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative (PLI) is a two-year program funded by USAID Ethiopia which combines field level implementation and learning in pastoral areas, with the development of national guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock relief interventions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. From late 2005 into 2006 a severe drought affected some pastoral areas of southern Ethiopia, and PLI government and NGO partners intervened with various types of livestock-related assistance. With the intention of informing policy dialogue and contributing to the national guidelines, impact assessments were then conducted in two woredas. The impact assessments combined descriptions of project activities (sometimes called ‘process monitoring’) with the systematic use of participatory methods to capture local perceptions of benefits.
Impact Assessments of Livelihoods-based Drought Interventions in Moyale and Dire Woredas
This learning brief explores the continuity and changes to livelihoods in select sites in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, Kenya, and reviews the implications of the continuity and the changes on the drivers of child acute malnutrition.
This learning brief presents preliminary findings on strategic mobility and its nutritional benefits to pastoral and agropastoral communities in select sites in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, Kenya.
In 2022 UN OCHA led a pilot anticipatory action intervention in South Sudan. This brief presents UN actors’ perceptions of this intervention.