LEGS Evidence-Based Approach

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

LEGS Evidence-Based Approach

LEGS draws on evidence-based good practice from around the world, tracking and using evaluations, reviews and impact assessments of livestock and livestock-related projects as part of this evidence base. Click here for the LEGS Impact Database.

Measuring livelihoods impacts

LEGS also aims to work with implementing agencies and donors to help measure impact, especially livelihoods impacts. There are two main ways this can happen:

  • LEGS support to impact assessment – if you have implemented a project using LEGS and would like assistance with the design of an impact assessment, please contact the LEGS Coordinator. We have some capacity to work with partners to design impact assessments, or provide training and mentoring support in impact assessment.
  • Submit a case study– if you have conducted a review, evaluation or impact assessment: please send a copy of the report to the LEGS Coordinator OR complete the LEGS Case Study Template

LEGS is interested to learn about any experiences you may have had with using LEGS. We are especially interested to understand the livelihoods impact of your project in terms of the three main livelihoods objectives of LEGS (LEGS Handbook page 9).

Download a guide to Participatory Impact Assessment.

Evidence-based Approach

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 alongside other humanitarian standards which make up the Humanitarian Standards Partnership.

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