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Seasonal Assessment Training Household Economy Analysis: The Analytical Framework Livelihoods Integration Unit (LIU ) Early Warning & Response Department Disaster Management & Food Security Sector Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development. HEA Framework: Overview.

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Seasonal Assessment Training

Household Economy Analysis:

The Analytical Framework

Livelihoods Integration Unit (LIU)

Early Warning & Response Department

Disaster Management & Food Security Sector

Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

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HEA Framework: Overview

In relation to seasonal assessments, the objectiveof HEA is to investigate the effects of hazardson future access to food and income at household level

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Monitoring Data

(The changes)

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On-going Analysis of Current and Projected Situation and Intervention Needs

(The outcome)

HEA Framework: Overview

The framework involves putting together two types of information:

Livelihood Baseline Data

(The context)

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Coping step example: 1 household member migrates for labour

Hazard example:

50% crop failure

The baseline picture

Effect on access to crops

Final result

HEA Framework: Overview

Outcome = Baseline + Hazard + Coping

(a simple example)

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HEA Framework: Overview

A more detailed example….

HEA starts with an understanding of how households normally live….

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HEA Framework: Overview

A more detailed example….

…then it incorporates the impact of a shock….

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Gap

The analysis suggests that post-shock, households will not be able to maintain their normal livelihood assets without assistance.

…and finally looks at how people might be able to cope.

Livelihoods Protection Threshold

Survival Threshold

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In sum….

BASELINE

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In sum….

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HAZARD

BASELINE

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In sum….

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HAZARD

COPING

BASELINE

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In sum….

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HAZARD

OUTCOME

COPING

BASELINE

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HEA Framework Overview: Components

In practice this process is broken into six steps

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HAZARD

OUTCOME

COPING

BASELINE

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Step 1: Livelihood Zoning

Enderta Dry Midland ZoneProduction: Rainfed mixed agriculture

Agro-ecological zone: Woina dega (midland)

Main Consumption: Wheat, Teff, Sorghum,

Main cash crops: Barley, Wheat, Sorghum,

Main livestock: Sheep, Cattle, Poultry

Market access: good

Other economic activities: Salt trade, animal sales,

Hazards: Drought every 3 years, weeds every year

Response of poor: Labour sales, firewood sales, migration

What it does:

Defines areas within which people share broadly the same patterns of livelihood

West Central Teff ZoneProduction: Rainfed mixed agricultureAgro-ecological zone: Woina dega (midland)

Main Consumption: Teff, Barley, Wheat, PulsesMajor Cash Crops: Teff, Wheat, PulsesMain livestock: Cattle, goat, sheepMarket Access: GoodHazard: Drought every 3 years, pests every 3 years, hailstorms annuallyResponse of poor: Labour sales, reduce meals (frequency)

Why it is necessary:

Allows you to target

geographically &

to customize indicators

for livelihoods monitoring

systems

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Step 2: Wealth Breakdown

What it does:

Groups people together using local definitions of wealth and quantifies their livelihood assets

Gesho & Wheat Highland Zone

Why it is necessary:

Allows you to disaggregate

the population and indicate who (and how many) need assistance

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Sources of Food

Step 3: Baseline food, income and expenditure quantification

What it does:

Quantifies sources of food and income, and expenditure patterns for a baseline year

2005-6 in Tigray

Sources of Income

Why it is necessary:

Enables comparisons across wealth groups, zones and countries

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provides starting point for outcome analysis

Expenditure

Central Mixed Crop Livelihood Zone

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OUTCOME ANALYSIS

Step 4:

What it does:

Translates a hazard into economic consequences at household level

Compiled from data collected during seasonal assessments or monitoring

Why it is necessary:

Allows you to

mathematically link

the shock to each relevant livelihood strategy

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OUTCOME ANALYSIS

Step 5:

What it does:

Assesses the ability of households to respond to the hazard

Why it is necessary:

Determines the amount of external assistance required

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Highlights monitoring indicators for testing prediction

Data collected during baseline

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OUTCOME ANALYSIS

Step 6:

What it does:

Predicts the outcome of the hazard in relation to livelihood protection and survival thresholds

Why it is necessary:

Allows you to determine whether people need external assistance in order to survive and/or to maintain their livelihood assets

The figure compares three different situations, of progressively greater severity and urgency.

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The Survival Threshold is the total income required to cover:
  • A) 100% of minimum food energy needs (2100 kcals per person per day),
  • B) the costs associated with food preparation and consumption (i.e. salt, soap
  • kerosene and/or firewood for cooking and basic lighting),
  • any expenditure on water for human consumption
  • This is the line below which intervention is required to save lives.
  • The Livelihoods Protection Threshold represents the total income required to
  • sustain local livelihoods. This means total expenditure to:
  • A) ensure basic survival (see above),
  • maintain access to basic services (e.g. routine medical and schooling

expenses),

  • C) plus sustain livelihoods in the medium to longer term (e.g. regular purchase of seeds, inputs vet drugs);
  • D) locally acceptable standard of living (e.g. coffee, pepper, etc)
  • This is the line below which an intervention is required to maintain existing livelihood assets
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