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Applying livelihood approaches to Natural Resource Management initiatives: experiences in Namibia and KenyaOverseas Development Institute, 1999Reviews different uses of livelihoods analysis in four projects/programmes, and identifies lessons learnt on the application of a livelihoods approach. All four examples explored how rural livelihoods affect and are affected by natural resource management (NRM) initiatives. The main values of a livelihoods approach that emerge from these four applications are that:Document
Exploring understandings of institutions and uncertainty: new directions in natural resource managementInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999The 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.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1998India 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.Document
Inter-agency experiences and lessons: from the Forum on Operationalizing sustainable Livelihoods ApproachesDepartment for International Development, UK, 1999This 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 learnedDocumentIRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 2000Eight 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); landscapesDocumentEthical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI, 1998Explores 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).DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Examines 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 coDocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2000Aims 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.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2001This 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 institutioDocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2000Assesses 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.