SEAGA Intermediate Level Handbook

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SEAGA's handbook is a compilation of concepts, tools and guidelines for planning and implementing socio-cultural and economic changes in local communities in a way that encourages stakeholder participation, prioritizes disadvantaged people and takes in consideration differences in gender roles.

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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.


Socio-economic and gender analysis (SEAGA) is an approach to development. Its three guiding principles are: (1) gender roles and relations are important; (2) disadvantaged people are a priority in development initiatives; and, (3) participation of all stakeholders is important for sustainable development.

When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

A systematic assessment of the performance of programs/projects.

How to Use This Tool

Level of Expertise

Key Inputs

Varies by project. The handbook lists examples of data that may be used for analysis. This data is collected through questionnaires, focused interviews, and rapid appraisal techniques.