TANGO provided assistance to the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) and their partners for the programs in Ethiopia. Using the Livelihoods approach, TANGO identified some key issues for coordinating and implementing interventions in order to “graduate” the chronically food insecure into a state of self-resiliency. Thereafter, TANGO, in collaboration with CANGO [spell out] and CHF – Partners in Rural Development, undertook an in depth study of rural household resiliency in food insecure regions of Ethiopia. The study objective was to gain a better understanding of vulnerability, livelihoods, and resiliency within the livelihood context in order to address the long-term development challenges of structural poverty within rural Ethiopia. Finally, TANGO provided a comprehensive report to CHF and their partners to guide effective program implementation in chronically food insecure areas of Ethiopia. In July 2007
TANGO worked with CARE and partner organizations to undertake an assessment of the conditions, systems, risks and opportunities related to the livelihood security and rights realization of the poorest and most vulnerable households and groups in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. As part of this assignment, TANGO provided training to CARE and partner agency staff in the understanding and application of Household Livelihood Security and rights-based concepts, as well as participatory assessment methodologies.
In January 2003, CARE International launched an analytical process to understand better the nature of longer term livelihood trends in Southern Africa, and thus the causes of the food crisis that was then sweeping the region. The specific objectives of the analysis were to identify the underlying causes of livelihood vulnerability within regional and country contexts and understand long term livelihood trends and coping strategies among vulnerable populations. The Policy Position Papers will contribute to the development of livelihood recovery strategies in the Southern African region as well as inform and influence key government and donor agendas that integrate long and short term responses to the food crisis. TANGO was contracted to conduct research and develop policy papers addressing the key thematic areas of Gender Exploitation, Governance and Rural Institutional Development, and Safety Nets within Malawi.
This is the second edition of CARE’s Program Guidelines for Conditions of Chronic Vulnerability. TANGO prepared this document to assist programs in East Africa where, over the course of a three or five year planning horizon, some kind of shock or emergency is likely to happen that places people’s lives or livelihoods at risk. The document describes the concept of vulnerability and sources vulnerability at several levels of program intervention and with regard to changes in programming directions within CARE.
Although a peace accord to end the open civil war in Côte d’Ivoire was signed by all parties in January 2003, a climate of insecurity persisted, and the breakdown of basic social services in areas outside government control led to food insecurity in the north and west where many households were forced to eat their seeds. The Government of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire (GdRCI) requested the World Bank’s assistance, working with CARE as an implementing planner and TANGO International providing technical support to conduct a qualitative and quantitative study in six geographic areas using a mix of data collection methods taking into account the ethical and protection concerns involved with developing profiles of Internally Displaced Persons and refugees who may have been forcibly displaced. The study report consisted of two parts, first a descriptive narrative and analysis of vulnerability for each of the geographic locations. The second part included a set of recommendations for future programming based on needs and opportunities analysis and recommendations for targeting and for monitoring the impact of the forthcoming Relief, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (RRR) program.