Practitioner Tools

Practitioner Guide: Client Outcome Assessments

March 2017

Client Outcome Assessments: Supplementing Routine Project Data to Better Understand Outcomes of Interest (PDF)

This guide describes the implementation of various methods used under LIFT to understand client- and household-level outcomes associated with participation in the referral network, and provides relevant tools to adapt for use in other projects conducting similar assessments. The guide is intended for implementers and operations researchers who seek guidance on layering lean data collection […]

Practitioner Guide: Referral System Quality Improvement

December 2016

Referral System Quality Improvement: Implementing a Quality Improvement Initiative with Multi-Sectoral Stakeholders (PDF)

Quality improvement (QI) is an established methodology to strengthen health service delivery and health systems.  However, there are currently no widely available QI tools or guidance documents that focus on increasing the quality and functionality of multi-sectoral networks. This guide describes the implementation of a quality improvement initiative with stakeholders from multiple sectors and provides relevant […]

Practitioner Guide: Referrals from Clinic to Community

September 2016

Clinic to Community Referrals: Linking Health and Economic Strengthening to Improve Client Outcomes (PDF)

Bi-directional clinic-to-community referrals work to improve the health of individuals and the resilience of communities in which they live. Therefore, developing strong referral linkages is beneficial for improving health outcomes, particularly for populations living with HIV and AIDS. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 3.0 commitment to support the United Nations Programme on […]

Practitioner Guide: Organizational Network Analysis and Mapping

June 2016

ONA and Mapping: Using Network Analysis in the Creation of Referral Networks (PDF)

In many communities, the range of economic and health services remain unknown to, or under-utilized by, the community. Existing service delivery networks represent a complex web of local, national and international partners that often lack efficient referral processes for clients. Additionally, these service providers lack the ability to identify redundancies, communicate clearly between organizations, or […]

Practitioner Guide: Situational Analysis

December 2015

Situational Analysis: Informing Contextual Livelihood Programming (PDF)

As communities analyze their own strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for change, a situational analysis can play a transformational role through increasing the awareness of all stakeholders as actors of change. From the national level to the community level, an SA provides a critical understanding of an array of interrelated factors—contextual vulnerabilities, societal gender and cultural […]

Introduction to HES Training Modules

November 2013  | Global

HES Day 1 (Power Point)   |   HES Day 2 (Power Point)   |   Organizational Capacity and Partnerships (Power Point)   |   M&E for HES Activities (Power Point)

This introductory training package on household economic strengthening (HES) targets program implementers who work with vulnerable populations and consists for 4 modules: HES Day 1: Part 1 of an overview of three specific HES activities – transfer programs, savings groups, and enterprise development HES Day 2: Part 2 of the above module Assessing Organizational Capacity […]

Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children Resource Guide

July 2013

Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children Resource Guide (PDF)

LIFT’s Economic Strengthening for Vulnerable Children resource guide provides guidance on how to look at household economic vulnerability, livelihood needs and assets, and to undertake assessments to align select ES interventions with the needs of target beneficiaries and opportunities within local markets. The document focuses on one leading intervention in each of the three livelihood […]