Extreme poor households have very limited opportunities to increase their incomes and rely on poorly paid employment and very low productivity activities. In this context, new Income Generating Activities (IGAs) – the productive use of an asset for income generation – give the opportunity for higher incomes, greater dignity, and a strengthened ability to cope with shocks. The purpose of this guidance is to help NGOs provide the IGAs that are most suitable and appropriate for beneficiaries while offering them the highest potential for increased income.
Shiree Operations Team. Income Generating Activities Analysis Guidance Note. (2011) 22 pp.