Our work

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Evidence for Development brochure

Our new brochure has more information about who we are, what we do and how we do it. View it online, or download and keep for later.

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Two IHM trainees in Malawi

Goals and activities

We develop and teach innovative techniques for poverty assessment and analysis, building the skills of local partners as well as carrying out our own research.

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  • An Ethiopian household

    Where we work

    Evidence for Development is based in the UK. Our staff and associates (who are often based in the countries where we work) carry out research, capacity building and technology development work across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

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  • Collecting household economy context information


    Evidence for Development promotes and develops innovative and rigorous methods for collecting and analysing information on household income and livelihoods, based on many years of practical, village-level field work.

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  • SHA staff using open-IHM


    Evidence for Development (EfD) is producing specialised analytical software for both the individual household method (IHM) and the household economy approach (HEA) in order to increase the effectiveness of these innovative methods and to make them as widely and openly available as possible.

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  • Capacity building

    Capacity building

    In addition to conducting our own research, Evidence for Development works with many organisations and individuals to help them build their capacity to analyse and measure people’s livelihoods, food security and capacities to meet other basic needs.

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  • Self Help Africa staff at a market in Ethiopia


    Evidence for Development (EfD) works closely with partners to achieve shared goals. We have a wide range of partners and partnerships, and are open to new ones.

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