Assessment of a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Balaka District, Malawi

November 2013  | Malawi

Assessment of a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Balaka District, Malawi (PDF)

Diagnostic Tool Testing in Balaka 2-pager (PDF)

In August 2013, LIFT conducted a study in Balaka District, Malawi to assess the utility of a diagnostic tool to help service providers make efficient, effective, and appropriate referrals–a critical piece of the project’s goal to build the continuum of care for people living with HIV and other vulnerable households–as well as to learn how LIFT II can classify clients into three categories of household poverty/vulnerability. ┬áThe report and accompanying 2-page summary document summarize the findings of this study and includes a discussion of recommendations for future development of the tool for use in Malawi as well as other LIFT II project countries.