Livelihoods and basic service support in the drylands of the Horn of Africa
This technical brief was commissioned by the Technical Consortium for Building Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa as one of a series of briefs. The Technical Consortium was established to support the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and national governments in the Greater Horn of Africa. ILRI is the host organization of the technical consortium, which seeks to develop regional, national and investment programs for the long-term development of the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) in the Horn of Africa. The objective is to support IGAD and common program frameworks to end drought related emergencies and build resilience in the Horn of Africa. The briefs aim to identify key issues that need resolution or more evidence to make long-term development plans effective. The briefs are intended to guide project design by taking stock of ongoing interventions, policy frameworks and the potential contribution that investment in key intervention areas can make to the problem of recurrent drought-related emergencies and increasing vulnerability in the drylands. The briefs review the technical and economic rationales for priority interventions.