Selecting participants for / targeting for market recovery / development programmes

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Seeking examples criteria and processes used for selecting beneficiaries of market recovery and / or market development programmes?

Nov. 15, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

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Dear Jo,

Related to the targeting / selection criteria and processes that could be used for selecting beneficiaries of market recovery and / or market development programme, we recommend you to check the Guideline “TARGETING in URBAN and RURAL CONTEXTS” <https: -="" livelihoods-centre="" targeting-in-urban-and-rural-context-guidelines-and-tools="" web="" www.livelihoodscentre.org=""> and tools.

In tool 2.1 you can find a list of socioeconomic criteria that could be included for supporting HHs that are linked with the markets you are supporting to be recovered.

* Source of employment/ livelihoods
* Type of main income source (small own business, supplier, transportation of commodities, for example).
* Number of income/ livelihood sources
* Level of debt
* Productive/physical assets
* Access to documents (residency permit / documented formal refugee status / other documents)

You can also consider minimum criteria to select HHs that will influence in the markets (minimum technical capacities):

* Households with capacities that exist, or that can be supported and strengthen
Note: Categorical criteria (eg gender/ethnicity) useful in contexts where strong social norms constrain the ability of a particular group to access to livelihoods and their markets (a person’s health and physical characteristics; distance to places of work; their skills and expertise; and access to civil documentation/work permit’s, language skills, etc).

For the mechanisms that you can follow for targeting, please, check TOOL 3: Summary of pros and cons of each targeting mechanisms <https: -="" livelihoods-centre="" targeting-in-urban-and-rural-context-guidelines-and-tools="" web="" www.livelihoodscentre.org="">, where you have information about target mechanisms that can be applied. One example for market recovery/development programme could be geographical targeting, selecting one affected district combined with “self-targeting mechanism” where the target population actively come forward to join -or to apply to join – the programme.

We consider that there are other criteria that are important to consider before introducing HH to markets-based LH programmes. For example, basic health and food needs (other basic needs) covered. If they are not covered, they will not be focused on recovering their livelihoods activities which promote market development.

Related to this question, how do you decide whether to include cash / assets versus cash versus 'training' or other support only into a livelihoods programme?
This is difficult to answer as it depends on the context, preference of beneficiaries, capacities of the organization, situation of the market. For feasibility of cash modality check tool “M3_1_2_1 Is cash feasible checklist” <https: cash-hub.org="" cash-in-emergencies-toolkit="" guidance-and-tools="" response-analysis=""> and other tools included in the section. Assets could be provided (in kind modality) when target population doesn’t have access to markets, assets are not available, poor quality, etc-
Including trainings in market recovery programmes are always recommended to strength the capacities of the HH. For deciding which type of training and cash/in-kind support could be given a needs assessment should be done and plan relevant activities accordingly.

Hope it helps!

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De: [Hidden email] <[Hidden email]> En nombre de Jo Zaremba
Enviado el: jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2021 15:19
Para: Markets in Crises <[Hidden email]>
Asunto: [mic] Selecting participants for / targeting for market recovery / development programmes

Hello everyone

Does anyone have examples of targeting / selection criteria and processes that you've used for selecting beneficiaries of market recovery and / or market development programmes?

Do you target those who are 'market ready'? Are there other criteria that are important to consider - such as savings or food security - before introducing HH to markets based LH programmes? How do you decide whether to include cash / assets versus cash versus 'training' or other support only into a livelihoods programme?

Thanks!

Jo

Jo Zaremba

Blue Lemur Consulting
Environment, Humanitarian & Development

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Phone: + 44 7920 180047
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Nov. 11, 2021, 3:50 p.m.

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Hi Jo,
I think a really good starting point is back to basics--look at the M4P
guide: 2014-09-M4P-Operational-Guide-with-watermark1.pdf
(springfieldcentre.com)
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particularly chapter 1. Save's HEAs can also help with targeting: What is
Household Economy Analysis | Resource Centre (savethechildren.net)
<https: document="" resourcecentre.savethechildren.net="" what-household-economy-analysis="">

Hope that gets you started...
Karri

Nov. 11, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

Jo Zaremba

Hello everyone

Does anyone have examples of targeting / selection criteria and processes
that you've used for selecting beneficiaries of market recovery and / or
market development programmes?

Do you target those who are 'market ready'? Are there other criteria that
are important to consider - such as savings or food security - before
introducing HH to markets based LH programmes? How do you decide whether
to include cash / assets versus cash versus 'training' or other support
only into a livelihoods programme?

Thanks!

Jo

Jo Zaremba

*Blue Lemur Consulting*
Environment, Humanitarian & Development

Email: [Hidden email]
Web: https://bluelemur.org/

Phone: + 44 7920 180047
*Please Note that I work Monday to Thursday.*