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Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis Course


Livelihood means the means of making a living. In a food security context, it refers to people, their capabilities, their assets (both material and social), their income and activities required for a means of living that includes ways to obtain food.

Livelihood assessments serve to identify the most appropriate livelihood interventions. The interventions aim to provide livelihood protection, rehabilitation or promotion, depending on the context. This training programme introduces the concept of livelihoods and provides guidance on assessing and analyzing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators.


5 days


At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts in livelihood analysis.
  • Understand the role of the market in livelihoods.
  • Identify the livelihoods components in real examples.
  • Recognize how assessing livelihoods improve the analysis of food security.
  • Understand how different livelihood assessments help to plan interventions in different food security contexts.
  • Understand the criteria for selecting and collecting livelihoods indicators.
  • Understand the skills and knowledge required to select, collect and interpret livelihood indicators.


Introduction to Livelihoods

  • Basic concepts
  • Components of livelihoods
  • Role of Markets in livelihoods

Assessing Livelihoods

  • Livelihoods assessment principles
  • Supporting livelihoods in different contexts
  • Stages in livelihoods assessment

Livelihoods Assessment Approaches

  • Household and Livelihoods Security Approach(HLS)
  • Livelihoods Approach to Emergency Food Security Assessments
  • Household Economy Approach (HEA)
  • Economic Security Analysis Approach
  • Early warning Approaching Food Security Analysis
  • Food and Health Analysis of Food Insecurity
  • Vulnerable Group Profiling
  • Integrated Food Security Analysis System
  • Livelihood Interventions

Livelihood Indicators

  • What are livelihood indicators
  • Context of livelihoods indicators
  • Skills and knowledge required to select, collect and interpret livelihood indicators
  • Criteria for selecting livelihood indicators

Livelihood Analysis

  • Social capital
  • Human capital
  • Natural capital
  • Physical capital
  • Financial capital
  • Market analysis
  • Using BEEM and SWOT analysis to make livelihood strategies

Cross-Cutting Issues in Livelihood Assessment

  • Integration of GIS and RS in livelihood analysis
  • Integration of ICT in livelihood assessment and analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation in livelihoods
  • Integration of gender issues 


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).



The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.



Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 02nd March 2020.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 09-03-2020
Event End Date 13-03-2020
Cut off date 02-03-2020
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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