Assessment of a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Balaka District, Malawi

  • Date Posted: February 6, 2014
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

In August 2013, LIFT conducted a study in Balaka District, Malawi to assess the utility of a diagnostic tool to help service providers make efficient, effective, and appropriate referrals–a critical piece of the project’s goal to build the continuum of care for people living with HIV and other vulnerable households–as well as to learn how LIFT II can classify clients into three categories of household poverty/vulnerability. The report and accompanying two-page summary document summarizes the findings of this study and includes a discussion of recommendations for the future development of the tool for use in Malawi as well as other LIFT II project countries.