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LESOTHO · Technical Assistance to Conduct a Community and District Profiling Exercise in 3 Districts · 2009

oiko foto lesothotechnicalassistanceThe objective of the assignment was to create a baseline survey for further local interventions as a planning tool at both the community and district level in three mountain districts in the highlands of Lesotho.

Deployment of quantitative methodology to devise the physical geographic features of the study through existing secondary sources of available data and standard national statistics will be used, as well in the identification of the major vulnerable livelihood groups by secondary statistics.

On the other hand, the vulnerable livelihoods profiling exercise will be developed largely by following the innovative analytical framework of "Sustainable Livelihoods Framework (SLF)", from which rich qualitative understanding of the local realities will be developed.

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In this exercise, the major intention is to identify and understand the qualitative enriched intrinsic characteristics of the local livelihoods, their vulnerabilities and their adaptive strategies.

In developing such profiles, the question of 'representativeness' will be addressed through "multi-layer-multi-stakeholder validation and triangulation".

In addressing the representativeness of the study findings, a "gradual up-scaling method" based on various levels of validation (from individual to community and from district to national level) and "triangulation of multiple methodological techniques" of information collection -- such as PRAs, key informant interviews, community sessions, matrix administration, etc. -- will be consciously adopted as opposed to any strict quantitative procedures of statistical representativeness.

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objective of the assignment was to create a baseline survey for further local interventions and as a planning tool at community and district level in three mountain districts in the highlands of Lesotho.

Deployment of quantitative methodology to devise the physical geographic features of the study through existing secondary sources of available data, and standard national statistics will be used as well in the identification of the major vulnerable livelihood groups the secondary statistics.

The vulnerable livelihoods profiling exercise on the other hand will be developed largely following the innovative analytical framework of "Sustainable Livelihoods Framework (SLF)" from which rich qualitative understanding of the local realities will be developed.

In these exercise, the major intention is to identify and understand the qualitative enriched intrinsic characteristics of the local livelihoods, their vulnerabilities and their adaptive strategies.

In developing such profiles of the livelihood systems, climatic vulnerabilities, adaptive practices and institutional domains the question of 'representativeness' will be addressed through "multi-layer-multi-stakeholder validation and triangulation".

In addressing the representativeness of the study findings, a "gradual up scaling method" based on various levels of validation (from individual to community and from upazila/district to national level) and "triangulation of multiple methodological techniques" of information collection -- such as PRAs, Key Informant Interviews, Community Sessions, matrix administration etc. -- will be conscious adopted as opposed to any strictly quantitative procedures of statistical representativeness.