As a technical assistance mechanism, LIFT II often utilizes the wealth of resources and tools available through other organizations and partners who are working towards the goal of improving livelihoods and food security for vulnerable households. Below are links to external sites hosting various resources and information on economic strengthening and integrated livelihoods improvement.
USAID’s Agrilinks site captures new learning in food security and agricultural development, disseminates it among practitioners, USAID mission staff, and other donors, and connects those actors to each other in order to improve development outcomes around the world. Using a knowledge-driven approach to food security and agricultural development, Agrilinks aims to extend and multiply the impact of the learning and innovation developed through agricultural development research and practice.
CORE Group is a collective of 50+ member organizations and network of partners working together to generate collaborative action and learning to improve and expand community-focused public health practices for underserved populations around the world.
In addition to being one of LIFT’s main collaborating partners, the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) project also serves as a leading technical resource for nutrition and food security programming. FANTA’s publications, as well as linkages to further resources, are available on their website.
The goal of the USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is to strengthen the abilities of African countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information. FEWS NET is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, national, and regional partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging or evolving food security issues.
The Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network is the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) program’s open community of food security and nutrition implementers seeking to create opportunities to share information, shape agendas, understand and influence donor priorities, build consensus on promising practices, and widely diffuse technical knowledge.
The Health and Market Development Working Group (HAMED) was formed to address the challenge of health access among vulnerable populations, including HIV and AIDS-affected communities. This group links microenterprise development practitioners, public health professionals and policymakers to create strategies that will integrate programs for microenterprise development and economic strengthening.
This resource hosts over 200 Household Economy Approach (HEA) and 18 Cost of the Diet (CoD) reports produced by numerous organizations since 2005. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive global resource for these innovative tools. The aim of this website is to bring HEA and CoD practitioners together by sharing reports, guidance, experience, and training opportunities.
LIFT works to help improve results along the continuum of care–but what exactly does this model entail and why is it important? Learn more about care continuum and HIV treatment cascade on this website and access further information around how this model is guiding the US government’s response to HIV.
The Market Facilitation Initiative (MaFI) advances practical principles and tools that assist practitioners working in pro-poor market development to move from market assessments and program design to implementation. The group produces learning products based on MaFI’s online discussions, webinars, and in-person meetings, and also seeks to influence the debate about rules and principles of international aid that hamper inclusive market development.
As the USAID Global Health Bureau’s primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide, MEASURE Evaluation (MEASURE) is dedicated to providing accurate and timely information and data. Visit the project’s site for access to publications, tools, presentations and links to communities of practice and organizational networks.
The USAID Microenterprise Learning Information and Knowledge Sharing (Microlinks) site captures new learning about microenterprise development and uses a knowledge-drive approach to host a collaborative learning environment aimed at extending and multiplying the impact of the learning and innovation developed through research and practice.
Through a shared commitment to reduce global poverty, members of the SEEP Network work together and with other stakeholders to increase knowledge and foster innovation, creating opportunities for meaningful collaboration and, above all, for scaling impact. There are a wealth of products, tools and training materials available on the SEEP website.
Strengthening The Economic Potential of the Ultra Poor (STEP UP) initiative engages practitioners, researchers, policymakers, donor, and community leaders in dialogue and reflection across multiple areas of practice and develops guidelines, tools and training methodologies to be shared with the larger development community.
The USAID Office of HIV/AIDS works in nearly 100 countries to provide lifesaving HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment services to millions of people around the world. This site has information about USAID activities, links to related resources and relevant publications.