A Double-edged Sword: Livelihoods in Emergencies

Author(s)
Lee, A.
Language
English
Pages
48pp
Date published
30 Aug 2014
Type
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords
Cash, Markets, Gender, Livelihoods
Countries
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Philippines
Organisations
USAID/OFDA

For women in emergencies, assets can help overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities. This review of current practices offers a draft tool to assess risks for individuals in livelihood assessments and programs.

This report presents answers to two research questions:
(1) How and when are practitioners analyzing risks to different individuals when implementing livelihood programs in emergencies, and
(2) What are the opportunities, lessons and tools to further test on the ground and refine for application?

The primary audiences for this report are the organizations and livelihood practitioners, protection of officers and gender staff who respond to emergencies and support livelihood programs. Donors that fund livelihood and protection programs are a secondary audience.