Project Publications

Technical notes, briefs and other learning publications developed by the LIFT II project:

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 […]

Livelihoods and Food Security Conceptual Framework

August 2011

Livelihoods and Food Security Conceptual Framework (PDF)

The relationship between livelihoods and food security is complex and is influenced by a wide variety of factors that vary in importance across contexts and over time. This document presents a conceptual framework for integrating sustainable, market-driven livelihood strengthening into food security interventions. The purpose of the conceptual framework is to provide a common frame […]