Livelihoods-based Drought Response in Ethiopia

This impact assessment aimed to measure the impact of an emergency livestock feed supplementation program implemented by Save the Children US during drought in pastoralist communities in Liben district (Guji Zone) and Arero district (Borena Zone), Oromia region. The drought had affected the area from April 2007 through to April 2008, and under the intervention in Borena 6,750 cattle were fed.

The assessment was initially designed to produce a quantitative analysis of the feeding program using cattle mortality as the main indicator of livelihoods impact. Under a livelihoods approach, this relates to the objectives of protecting key assets and assisting post-drought recovery. As the assessment began, other benefits were also apparent such as improved body condition of cows, calf survival and births, and milk production. Therefore, these indicators of impact were also measured.






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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.

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This report reviews progress, outlines barriers to further progress, and makes recommendations to advance gender equality in the humanitarian system.

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This study reviews what we have learned regarding policies and interventions to prevent famine, and how these can be scaled up more rapidly.

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This brief investigates the perceptions and experiences of young women related to wealth, livelihoods, and aspirations in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region.

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This brief investigates how wealth, wealth equality, and food security have changed in specific villages in four districts in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda from 2018 to 2021/22. 

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This study aimed to better understand changes in and perceptions of wealth and equality in four counties in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda.

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