The LEGS Approach
LEGS is underpinned by a livelihoods approach and based on three livelihoods objectives, namely that LEGS technical interventions support crisis-affected communities to:
- obtain immediate benefits using existing livestock assets; and/or
- protect key livestock assets; and/or
- rebuild key livestock assets.
The LEGS Process
With a global scope, LEGS focuses on the process of identifying needs and analysing which interventions are most appropriate to support the livelihoods of the affected populations, at which times, and in which emergencies. Importantly, LEGS recognizes that climate change is resulting in more complex and unpredictable types of disaster.
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. You can download the LEGS Impact Database, a spreadsheet that links to the main documents used to develop and update the LEGS Handbook. (updated May 2020).