The course provides guidance on how to introduce social analysis into investment programmes and projects. In particular, it describes how to use social analysis in the project cycle, the sustainable livelihoods framework, the main entry points for conducting social analysis, and how to integrate the findings into the project design. It also illustrates the methods for collecting information and the key participatory tools for social analysis fieldwork, providing job aids such as checklists, templates and “field tools flashcards” for mission work.


11 hours

Publication Date:

June 2013


The target audience includes, but is no limited to:

  • Senior managers, and programme and project designers responsible for designing food and nutrition security and agriculture programmes.
  • Practitioners who define how the social analysis will be done, and are responsible for its implementation.
  • Practitioners and Field Workers involved in data collection.


Unit 1 Introduction

Unit 2 Manager's Guide
Unit 3 Practioner's Guide
Unit 4 Field Guide

European Union (EU) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

This course is provided by FAO and as trainee you will have to accept the user agreement contained in that course.