The Practitioners’ Guide to the Household Economy Approach

The Household Economy Approach (HEA) is a framework for analysing how people obtain food, non-food goods and services, and how they might respond to changes in their external environment, like a drought or a rise in food prices.

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Co-financed by the Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP), Save the Children and FEG Consulting, The Practitioners' Guide to the Household Economy Approach provides practical 'how to' tools for those involved in the fieldwork and analysis of HEA assessments. It will also be a useful refresher for experienced practitioners.

The Guide is presented as a series of seven chapters, each of which is a self-contained module specific to a particular aspect of HEA. These are supplemented by two sections; one focusing on how to use market assessment to help determine an appropriate response to acute food insecurity and another for advanced practitioners who are being trained to take on team leader roles.

Although this is not meant to be used as a 'do-it-yourself' guide for those with no exposure to HEA, each subject is presented in clear, logical steps that should - in conjunction with formal training - enable fairly quick uptake for relative newcomers to HEA.

This guide is complemented by The Household Economy Approach: A guide for programme planners and policy-makers and The Household Economy Approach Facilitator's Resource Pack: Guidance materials for trainers.

 

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PDF icon The Practitioners’ Guide to the Household Economy Approach - full document9.7 MB
PDF icon cover and contents pages1.94 MB
PDF icon 1 Introduction to HEA727.79 KB
PDF icon 2 Livelihood zoning620.97 KB
PDF icon Annex A: Malawi example169.06 KB
PDF icon 3 Baseline assessment571.06 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 1 - market chain analysis842.53 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 2 - Interpreting Time Series Data194.39 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 3 - Trader Interview Preparation70.48 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 4 - Price Data Collection Preparation112.53 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 5 - Market Structure Diagrams 86.7 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 6 - Mapping Markets and Commodity Flow284.34 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 7- Market Integration110.17 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 8 - WFP guide to selecting an appropriate response 180.15 KB
PDF icon Annex C: Supplementary market guidance, guide 9 - Oxfam decision map for response planning71.5 KB
PDF icon 4 Outcome analysis675.64 KB
PDF icon 5 Translating outcomes into actions798.96 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Response analysis guidance, guide 1 - WFP and MSU guides to selecting an appropriate response179.96 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Response analysis guidance, guide 2 - Oxfam decision map for response planning 71.16 KB
PDF icon Annex B - Decision maker briefs, Example of FEWS NET Alert 192.59 KB
PDF icon Annex B - Decision maker briefs, Limpopo Development Brief45.26 KB
PDF icon Annex B - Decision maker briefs, Limpopo Food Aid Brief80.62 KB
PDF icon Annex C - Livelihood profiles, Example of Livelihood Profile 8.64 MB
PDF icon Annex C - Livelihood profiles, Guidance Notes for Preparing a Livelihood Profile112.82 KB
PDF icon 6 Adaptations of HEA 409.64 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Urban interview forms, Urban Assessment Checklist - Harare 57.27 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Urban interview forms, Urban Assessment Checklist - Hargeisa77.63 KB
PDF icon Annex B - Guidance notes for preparing urban profiles123.75 KB
PDF icon Annex D - Guidance notes for preparing a pastoralist livelihood zone report117.98 KB
PDF icon Annex E - Rapid assessment90.74 KB
PDF icon 7 Emerging links, issues and approaches676.75 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Malawi IHS, household questionnaire326.25 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Tanzania - household budget survey form 2229.56 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Tanzania - household budget survey form 3107.27 KB
PDF icon Annex B - Power and conflict59.29 KB
PDF icon Annex C - Parrot on your shoulder1.29 MB
PDF icon 8 Market assessment supplement95.32 KB
PDF icon Annex A - Market concepts and definitions144.53 KB
PDF icon 9 Team leader's supplement1.8 MB