To improve our intervene strategies and contribute to a continuous learning process within our communities and within the broader networks within which ARF may interact, we gather information on communities in which ARF is active and documenting and reflecting on our work as well as undertaking research on relevant local government and development topics. ARF therefore undertakes assessments at community level, using participation and tools such as provided by the suitable livelihoods framework, to produce the baseline information that informs ARF’s interventions as well as to help community leaders to understand the community’s problems, needs, and aspirations.