Defining a collaborative learning agenda for HES researchers and practitioners
Household Economic Strengthening Research Dialogues
Household Economic Strengthening (HES) is a growing area of practice and research. However, there are large gaps in HES research, particularly as it relates to the impact on very poor households that include or are headed by orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). SEEP is facilitating a HES Research Dialogues initiative which brings together HES researchers and practitioners to define a collaborative learning agenda.
The goal of this initiative is to create a community of practice consisting of HES researchers and practitioners. Through a series of collaborative activities including a workshop, the initiative aims to identify key research questions with HES as well as draw on existing experience related to appropriate research methods and tools. This initiative will explore the current state of the HES practice , define a learning agenda and develop and disseminate polished and relevant technical outputs and promote continuous learning.
HES Research Dialogues Workshops
October 20-21, 2015 | Washington, DC
The Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Research Dialogues II Workshop brought together researchers, practitioners, and funders to delve into the research methods and tools that are being used across a wide array of economic strengthening interventions and discuss how they can best be adapted or incorporated into efforts to generate HES-related evidence. Workshop participants:
- Explored the current state of evidence on HES
- Discussed design-integrated programs to provide a pathway to reducing vulnerabilty and add to the evidence base through useful research
- Identified the best tools and methods for measuring outcomes and impact of integrated approaches
November 5-6, 2014 | Washington, DC
The HES Research Dialogues Workshop brought together invited researchers, practitioners, and funders to delve into the research methods and tools that are being used across a wide array of economic strengthening interventions, and to discuss how these can best be adapted or incorporated into efforts to generate HES-related evidence. Workshop participants:
- Created a shared understanding of the definition and scope of HES
- Explored the existing evidence around different HES strategies and began to identify gaps and key research questions for further investigation
- Identified appropriate research methods and tools that can be used to address research questions
This initiative will also sponsor other opportunities for learning and exchange, to include webinar series, "Ask the Researcher"-type events, discussion forums, blogs, and more. Additional outputs may include best practice research briefs, online newsletters, and evidence briefs. Additional information and program details will follow soon.
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The ASPIRES Project
This initiative is part of the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project. ASPIRES supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and improve health outcomes of families and children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as others at high risk of acquiring HIV.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a consortium of 20 organizations is implementing activities under ASPIRES.