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    Exploring understandings of institutions and uncertainty: new directions in natural resource management

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    The paper examines the nexus between institutions and uncertainty in natural resources management contexts.It argues that conventional understandings of institutions fail to focus on how they deal with the ever-increasing forms of uncertainty impinging on rural livelihoods.
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    Enhancing rural Livelihoods through Participatory Watershed Development in India

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998
    India is remarkable not only in the scale of its wastelands, and in the volume of government funds committed to reversing degradation, but especially in the attempt to link environmental improvement and poverty reduction.
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    Inter-agency experiences and lessons: from the Forum on Operationalizing sustainable Livelihoods Approaches

    Department for International Development, UK, 1999
    This report emerges from an Inter-agency Forum on 'Operationalizing Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches', executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and supported by DFID. Lessons learned
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    Integrated Water Resource Management in Water and Sanitation Projects

    IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2000
    Eight drinking water and sanitation supply (DWSS) and three integrated water resource management (IWRM) projects from seven countries were reviewed to identify the extent to which they incorporated integrated water resource management principles.The review covered a wide range of scales, from the micro-catchment (700 people, 900 ha) to the river basin (1.5 million people, 4,300 km2); landscapes
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    Ethical trade and sustainable rural livelihoods

    Ethical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI, 1998
    Explores the actual and potential contribution ethical trade can make to the achievement of sustainable rural livelihoods. Summary report includes a description of ethical trade (Section 2), followed by an analysis of the building blocks and trade-offs that affect participation in ethical trade (Section 3).
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    Making less last longer: informal safety nets in Malawi

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks.Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out in Malawi in 1999.Key finding is that informal transfers, either between rich and poor or the poor themselves, appear to be declining over time, partly as a general co
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    Migrants, livelihoods and rights: the relevance of migration in development policies

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Aims to inform development policy debates with an improved understanding of migration. The paper starts from the idea that these debates pay too little attention to the contribution of migration to poverty reduction: policies tend to ignore migration, or have the implicit or explicit aim to reduce migration.
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    The potential of using sustainable livelihoods approaches in poverty reduction strategy papers

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This paper looks at the question of whether sustainable livelihood approaches have value at the level of overall policy on poverty reduction, and specifically addresses to what extent the approach might be used in support of poverty reduction strategy papers. In looking at the scope for applying the SL approach, the paper emphasises the need to work with existing processes, tools and institutio
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    The impacts of tourism on rural livelihoods: Namibia’s experience

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    Assesses the wide range of impacts that tourism has on the livelihoods of rural residents in parts of Namibia. It aims to serve two purposes. First it illustrates that a focus on livelihoods offers a useful perspective on tourism for enhancing local benefits. It contrasts with conventional tourism perspectives which tend to focus exclusively on either economic, commercial orenvironmental impacts.
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    The contribution of soil and water conservation to sustainable livelihoods in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    Discusses the role of soil and water conservation (SWC) practices in sustainable livelihoods and presents preliminary findings from case studies conducted in Tanzania and Uganda. Describes the conditions under which households choose to invest in building or maintaining SWC practices within the framework of local livelihood strategies, together with the policies and structures which influence t

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