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 program 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


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
LAA20 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
LAA20 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


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 livelihood 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 livelihood 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 

Course Administration Details:


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (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.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


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: +254 715 077 817/ +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected][email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course.

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