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Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks

January 2015  | Namibia

Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks (PDF)

In Namibia, despite progress made in the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) services, retention in care is a challenge where approximately 50% of clients who enroll in NACS are lost to follow up in addition to a significant number of clients relapsing into clinical treatment after discharge from NACS. […]

Technical Process Note: Stakeholder Meetings

March 2015

Galvanizing Service Providers to Create Effective Referral Networks: Stakeholder Meetings (PDF)

This technical note provides an overview of stakeholder meetings–a critical step in LIFT’s process of supporting communities to establish clinic-community referral networks. Knowing what services exist in a community is not enough for a referral network to be effective. In addition, a collective network identity and ongoing collaboration are needed to reach the common goal of helping […]

Technical Intervention Notes: Enterprise Development Through Value Chains

December 2014

Brief 3.1: Promotion - Overview (PDF)   |   Brief 3.2: Promotion - Implementation (PDF)   |   Brief 3.3: Promotion - Monitoring & Evaluation (PDF)

This series of technical notes focuses on value chains (VCs) as a means of asset protection and consumption smoothing. VC interventions are most appropriate for households falling in the “promotion” category of the provision-protection-promotion continuum of household economic vulnerability. Household enterprises are the fastest growing segment in terms of numbers, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to aggregate employment, production […]

Technical Intervention Notes: Savings Groups

July 2014

Brief 2.1: Protection - Overview (PDF)   |   Brief 2.2: Protection - Implementation (PDF)   |   Brief 2.3: Protection - Monitoring & Evaluation (PDF)   |   Brief 2.4: Protection - State of the Evidence (PDF)

This series of technical notes focuses on savings groups (SGs) as a means of asset protection and consumption smoothing. Savings groups are most appropriate for households falling in the “protection” category of the provision-protection-promotion continuum of household economic vulnerability. From remote rural areas to urban slums, savings groups provide cash-scarce households with a secure place to save […]

Technical Process Note: Situational Analysis

July 2014

Informing Contextual Livelihood Programming: Situational Analysis (PDF)

This technical process note provides an overview of the situational analysis–the first step in LIFT II’s country- and community-specific program design process. From the national level to the community level, an SA provides a critical understanding of a wide array of interrelated factors—including contextual vulnerabilities, societal gender and cultural norms related to economic strengthening, livelihoods, and food security (ES/L/FS). […]

Technical Process Note: Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems

April 2014

Improving Health and Social Outcomes for People Living with HIV: Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems (PDF)

This technical process note provides an overview of LIFT II’s work in establishing clinic-to-community referral systems. LIFT II connects clients accessing clinical HIV and nutrition services to a continuum of care and support, focusing on links to economic strengthening, livelihood, and food security opportunities that can improve their overall health and social outcomes. The creation of a viable […]

Optimizing Sustainability of Referral Networks

January 2014

Optimizing Sustainability of Referral Networks (PDF)

Nearly a decade of funding from major donors has supported exceptional progress in scaling-up comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention services in middle-and low-resource countries.  Working collaboratively with national leaders and local stakeholders, donor-supported projects have played a vital role in expanding HIV services and strengthening health systems and community-based programs to deliver quality HIV […]

Technical Intervention Notes: Cash Transfer and Voucher Programs

April 2014

Brief 1.1: Provision - Overview (PDF)   |   Brief 1.2: Provision - Implementation (PDF)   |   Brief 1.3: Provision - Monitoring & Evaluation (PDF)   |   Brief 1.4: Provision - State of the Evidence (PDF)

LIFT II developed this series technical notes focusing on cash transfers and vouchers as a means of consumption support. Cash transfer and voucher programs are most appropriate for households falling in the “provision” category of the provision-protection-promotion continuum of household economic vulnerability.  Over the past 15 years, a quiet revolution has occurred in middle- and low-income […]

Namibian Government Services for Economic Strengthening, Livelihoods and Food Security

February 2014

Namibian Government Services for Economic Strengthening, Livelihoods and Food Security (PDF)

In 2013, the LIFT project conducted a thorough landscape analysis of services available through the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) that aim to improve household livelihoods and economic resilience. This reference guide presents information on services provided by GRN as well as their eligibility criteria and how they can be accessed at the community […]

Technical Process Note: Using Network Analysis in the Creation of Referral Networks

February 2014

Using an Organizational Network Analysis in the Creation of Referral Networks (PDF)

This technical note provides an overview of the organizational network analysis (ONA) process that LIFT II uses to identify and map community services and collect data on existing connections between service providers. The project adapted this methodology, which had previously been used to assess relationships only between health services in urban areas, as the first […]