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A Free Livelihood Assessment Tool-kit: Analysing and Responding to the Impact of Disasters on the Livelihoods of People

This tool-kit has been formulated as a joint effort between FAO and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

As currently designed, the LAT is aimed collecting information – at community level and the existing livelihood groups – on people’s ability to make a living before and after sudden onset natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.

In the process of development, the LAT has been tested, redefined and refined in a number of countries including Pakistan (2005 Kashmir earthquake); Indonesia (2006 volcanic eruption and earthquake in Yogjakarta); Philippines (2006 Typhoon Reming); Bolivia (2007 flooding); and Pakistan again in 2008 (livelihood baseline work). This process of continual learning and improvement continues, and so the current set of guidelines contained in these volumes should be seen as one stage in the development of the approach.

Assessment Tools

The LAT consists of three interrelated assessment tools:

You can download this toolkit for free here.

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