LEGS Publications

The LEGS Project is an independent initiative that aims to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.

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On this page you will find resources developed by the LEGS Project or relating specifically to LEGS, including LEGS Briefing Papers on key topics that were commissioned to feed into the revision of the LEGS Handbook.

LEGS Project Strategy 2016-2020

Download a summary of the new LEGS Project Strategy 2016-2020

LEGS Briefing Paper on animal welfare

Download the LEGS Briefing Paper on animal welfare

LEGS Briefing Paper on livestock interventions in camps

Download the LEGS Briefing Paper on livestock interventions in camps

The application of LEGS in the El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia

Download an assessment of the application of LEGS in the El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia

LEGS – The First 10 Years

Download the report: ‘LEGS – The First 10 Years

LEGS flyer

Download the LEGS flyer

LEGS and climate change

Download the paper on LEGS and climate change

Effectiveness of LEGS in Ethiopia and Kenya

Download a study on the effectiveness of LEGS in Ethiopia and Kenya

Summary of LEGS in Persian

Download a summary of LEGS in Persian

LEGS Evaluation Tool

Download the new LEGS Evaluation Tool

The Use of Cash Transfers in Livestock Emergencies and their incorporation into LEGS

Download the FAO/Vetwork UK report on The Use of Cash Transfers in Livestock Emergencies and their incorporation into LEGS

Uptake of LEGS in Ethiopia and Kenya against Trends in Humanitarian Assistance

Download a study by the Feinstein International Centre, Tufts University on the Uptake of LEGS in Ethiopia and Kenya against Trends in Humanitarian Assistance

LEGS and Resilience: Linking Livestock, Livelihoods and Drought Management in the Horn of Africa

Download the LEGS Discussion Paper on LEGS and Resilience: Linking Livestock, Livelihoods and Drought Management in the Horn of Africa

Livelihoods-based standards in humanitarian practice

Download the joint paper by LEGS and Minimum Standards on Economic Recovery (MERS) submitted to the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies in Istanbul, October 2013 – Livelihoods-based standards in humanitarian practice

Enhancing Gender in the 2nd edition of LEGS

Download the paper on Enhancing Gender in the 2nd edition of LEGS

LEGS Participatory Response Identification Matrix (PRIM) template

Download the LEGS Participatory Response Identification Matrix (PRIM) template

LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook

The LEGS Handbook provides standards and guidelines for appropriate and timely livestock-based livelihoods responses in emergencies, using a participatory and evidence-based approach. The Handbook was produced through a broad consultation process, drawing on good practice worldwide. The LEGS Handbook is a companion to the Sphere Handbook.

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