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Household methodologies and IWMI

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Valentine J Gandhi, Nicole Lefore and Barbara Van Koppen
IFAD, Household Methodologies
Workshop, Entebbe, Uganda
October 3rd to 10th 2013

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Household methodologies and IWMI

  1. 1. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Household Methodologies and IWMI Valentine J Gandhi, Nicole Lefore and Barbara Van Koppen IFAD, Household Methodologies Workshop, Entebbe, Uganda October 3rd to 10th 2013
  2. 2. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world IWMI – An Intro • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, an international consortium of agricultural research centers. • IWMI’s Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment. • Research is the core activity of IWMI. Cross cutting activities in all themes include, assessment of land and water productivity and their relationship to poverty, identification of interventions that improve productivity as well as access to and sustainability of natural resources, assessment of the impacts of interventions on productivity, livelihoods, health and environmental sustainability. • IWMI works through collaborative research with many partners in the North and South and targets policy makers, development agencies, individual farmers and private sector organizations.
  3. 3. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Need for HH Approach within IWMI • WATER remains the ENTRY POINT for agricultural growth for millions around the world. • Mostly macro level (Landscapes, Hydrology, NRM) information leading to Inefficient water distribution/use, ineffective investments by donors in water resources, inequitable, don’t train the right people in interventions, imbalanced labor requirements. • Structural Aspects of Poverty often gets ignored. • But this was on line with the earlier objectives of IWMI. It is now transitioning
  4. 4. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world RESEARCH CHANGE&OUTCOMES Transition to Research for Development POLICIES INVESTMENTS PRACTICES BIOPHYSICAL SOCIAL ECONOMICS BUSINESS RESEARCH OUTPUTS INTERMEDIATE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
  5. 5. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world IWMI and HH Methodologies • Moving Beyond Research for Research (i.e. outputs) to Research for Development (outcomes) • IWMI hosts IMAWESA, an IFAD funded knowledge network for AWM. Lessons from the field (under representation of vulnerable groups) • Africa Rising Intervention – Small Scale Irrigation at HH Level, Outcome mapping and Sustainability Measures. • Irrigation Innovation Lab (USAID) • ICT Tools for Irrigation (SDC) • LIVES – PRDA (Canada) • Combining Macro data and HHM – Powerful Data enabling targeted and practical interventions.
  6. 6. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Integrating HH data with GIS – An example
  7. 7. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world HH methodologies for AWM Household Economy Approach: Save the children/Evidence for Development - Livelihood Zoning, Outcome analysis, Markets, Food, non food etc, beyond expenditure and consumption data. Integrates both quantitative and qualitative tools. Household Based Approach – Asian Development Bank - Household, Assets and Aspirations Social Analysis – Risk, Vulnerability and Outcome mapping LIVES – Participatory Rapid Diagnosis and Action Planning
  8. 8. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Pilot Project Objectives • Identifying guidelines for the household approach that could be useful for AWM interventions; what would the objectives be for a household approach with respect to AWM. • Facilitating the household level dialogue, etc. What would be key issues for facilitators to understand? What types of tools might be integrated into a household approach where investment is in AWM or some type of NRM planning? • What IWMI’s next steps are to further refine guidelines for HH approach for AWM (or elements that could be added into projects with AWM component) • Utilizing Innovation Platforms?
  9. 9. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world THANK YOU

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