Addressing the nutritional needs of vulnerable households is complex and requires knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst multiple sectors/stakeholders. To date there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of ES/L/FS programming on household food security. In addition, research questions about cost-effectiveness, potential for replication and scale-up, sustainability, and gender-based constraints, as well as how opportunities are addressed within ES/L/FS interventions, still need to be answered.
LIFT II supports countries and implementation partners to develop and implement action research projects by supporting documentation of processes, challenges and results while facilitating collaborations and consultations. Through these approaches, LIFT II hopes to contribute to an evidence base for models and practices that will reach impact and scale to effectively support people affected by HIV and AIDS in overcoming and reducing their vulnerability to food insecurity, widely disseminating findings.
Through implementation and monitoring and evaluation activities, LIFT II will continue to identify, coordinate and disseminate: (1) promising institutional models to develop evidence-based models; and (2) ES approaches and livelihood assistance to improve productive assets and food security among vulnerable families as a component of clinical and community support.