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Household Vulnerability Index (HVI) Pilot Project
Duration01 January 2008 - 30 September 2010
DonorWorld Vision (WV) and Southern African Trust
Contract amountUS$ 200,000.00
Project objective
  • To explore the feasibility of using a statistical vulnerability index, the Household Vulnerability Index (HVI), to improve the quality and effectiveness of World Vision’s development and relief programmes
  • Further opportunities for improved targeting – Social Protection for Vulnerable Households
  • To document recent trends of HIV and AIDS impacts on agriculture and food security in rural households in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and update the baseline regional database developed for SADC in 2005
Focus countriesLesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Project overview
Project Milestones
  • Lesotho: Pilot locations: One WV Area Development Programme (ADP)
  • Trained twenty-nine local enumerators on Questionnaire for data collection in Maphutseng WV Area Development Programmes - 2,858 households in Maphutseng ADP, data entry finalised
  • Swaziland: Pilot locations: One WV Area Development Programme
  • Trained thirty enumerators and data was collected - 3,212 households in Mpolonjeni ADP
  • Data collection using Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) & Geographical Positions (GPS) of all households
  • Zimbabwe: Pilot locations: Nine areas (wards) in one WV Area Development Programme
  • Household numbers involved: 6,155 households in one WV Area Development Programme
  • Trained thirty enumerators - August 2009, data entry and cleaning completed.
  • Baseline results for three countries submitted
Project Deliverables
  • Policy briefs and advisory notes to governments and policy makers
  • Newsletter published
  • Database updated and report published
  • Training material developed
  • Regional synthesis reports published
  • Regional and international advocacy meetings
Role of node hosting institution
  • Hosting Dialogues
  • Maintaining Stakeholders Database
  • Information and Knowledge Dissemination
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