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Tools and Guidelines , Knowledge note

Toolkit: Household methodologies: harnessing the family's potential for change
October 2014

The toolkit on Household Methodologies (HHMs) is composed of three parts:

Teaser provides an overview of HHMs – what they are and how they work – and demonstrates their relevance in different types of development interventions.

How To Do Note provides a step-by-step guide on how to implement HHMs. It describes activities at the household level, different approaches for implementing HHMs, service providers and the facilitator system, and the role of the community and the wider environment. The main points to consider when incorporating HHMs in project design and implementation are noted.

Case studies illustrate the kinds of interventions (by IFAD and other development agencies) that have used HHMs effectively, highlighting the way each methodology has worked in a particular context. Links are provided to resources and online materials.


Bishop-Sambrook, C.