Livelihoods Enhancement Programme
MicroSave is keen at supporting a range of intuitions involved in livelihoods enhancement and development of sustainable alternative livelihoods especially for people living under difficult circumstances e.g. arid and semi-arid or disaster prone areas.
With the understanding that a livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets and activities required for a means of living (Chamber and Conway, 2008; DFID, 1998), MicroSave’s team of livelihoods experts advises NGOs, donor organisation and Government agencies on livelihoods enhancement project.
We support program design, integration of microfinance into livelihoods programs and evaluation with a view to enhancing a positive impact.
Program Evaluation: Effective and efficient program implementation has direct positive effects on poor people’s livelihoods. MicroSave supports institutions and donors to assess the impact of the livelihoods improvement interventions. We use qualitative and quantitative methodologies and instruments to assess inputs, outcomes and impact. The following clients have consulted us in this area, Catholic Relief Services (East Africa - SILC program)
Program Design: MicroSave’s experts provide advice is sought during program design stage. This may be at the beginning or end of a project phase. Using our long standing on-the-ground experience with low income clients, we advise and support our clients to design appropriate livelihoods projects. Such projects have in-build monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and decision points when implementers take key decisions to deepen outcomes and impacts. CRS, for example improved its Field Officers training curriculum to better monitor and couch remote rural savings groups in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
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