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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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    Sustainable livelihoods and political capital: arguments and evidence from decentralisation and natural resource management in India

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    Looks at the Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) approach as an analytical framework. The potential of SL was examined by applying the framework for analysis in a research project on decentralised natural resource management in India.The SL framework was found to be a useful construct for the analysis of decentralised natural resourcemanagement.
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    Sustainable livelihoods in practice: early applications of concepts in rural areas

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    What is poverty – and how it can best be addressed – are central questions at conceptual and practical levels in international development. Increased donor commitment to tackling poverty has made the search for answers more urgent.
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    Saving lives and livelihoods: the fundamentals of a livelihoods strategy

    Feinstein International Center, USA, 1997
    Paper presents set of principles as the basis of a livelihoods strategy for complex emergencies and suggests appropriate actions to implement measures.Principles and actions suggested include: rigorous assessment - prepare relief workers to act strategically, move beyond distributing free relief, formulate country strategies aggressive capacity building - capacity assessm
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    Reconciling Interests Among Wildlife, Livestock And People In Eastern Africa: ASustainable Livelihoods Approach

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    From the perspective of local livelihoods this paper explores the complex interactions between wildlife, livestock and people, and options for integrated wildlife and livestock management in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Africa.

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