Economic Strengthening for the Very Poor (ES4VP)
Tools to Assess Context
For developing any systemic ES intervention, it important to start with a diagnostic of the overall context within which the program will be implemented. Tools to assess the context provide ‘background’ research that identify the priorities, challenges and existing efforts of governments, communities, donors and other stakeholders. This enables the implementer to identify what relationships are critical and how they could be leveraged to improve effectiveness and outcomes.