Livelihood Support Programme (LSP)


People's Participation in Policy Making

Participatory Policy Reform from a Sustainable Livelihoods Perspective: Review of concepts and practical experiences. Karl M., (August 2002) Participatory Policy Reform from a Sustainable Livelihoods Perspective: Review of concepts and practical experiences. FAO, LSP WP 3, Participation, Policy and Local Governance Sub-Programme.

Examines ways to bridge this gap through the development and application of tested strategies and institutional mechanisms to support the participation of the rural poor in policy making.
Mozambique’s legal framework for access to natural resources: The impact of new legal rights and community consultations on local livelihoods Tanner C. and Baleira S.with Afonso Â, Azevedo J. P., Bila J., Chichava C., Moisés A., Pedro C. and Santos J. (2006). Mozambique’s legal framework for access to natural resources: The impact of new legal rights and community consultations on local livelihoods. FAO LSP WP 28. Access to Natural Resources Sub- Programme.

Looks at one of the most important practical aspects of local participation in the Land Law and other natural resources legislation: the community consultation, through which outsiders – the State, new investors, timber companies, hotel groups – gain access to local land and resources with the approval of local people. In the consultation, the community is asked if the land required by the investor is occupied or not.
Making rights a reality: Participation in practice and lessons learned in Mozambique Tanner C., Baleira S., Norfolk S., Cau B. and Assulai J. (2006). Making rights a reality: Participation in practice and lessons learned in Mozambique. FAO LSP WP 27. Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme.

It represents part of an area of work which analyses access to natural resources in Mozambique. An initial paper examined the extent to which Mozambique’s recent regulatory changes to natural resource access and management have had their intended effects (LSP Working Paper 17: Norfolk, S. (2004). “Examining access to natural resources and linkages to sustainable livelihoods: a case study of Mozambique”). This paper is complemented by LSP Working Paper 28: Tanner et al. (2006). “Mozambique’s legal framework for access to natural resources: The impact of new legal rights and community consultations on local livelihoods”.
Framework perspective on local participation in policy: Views through FAO experience Ricardo Ramirez and Maria Fernandez, with contributions from Maria Guglielma da Passano, Tanith Bello, Jan Johnson and Karel Callens: Framework perspective on local participation in policy: Views through FAO experience FAO LSP WP42, Participation, Policy and Local Governance Sub-Programme.

The goal of this exercise is to identify some of the tools a development agent needs for achieving effective local participation in policy development. The case studies here were written with the aim of learning about the participatory policy development processes that took place around and within the contexts of an series of FAO projects that started with a technical orientation (e.g. food security) and over time began to appreciate the significance of the policy context as an area where the project could play a direct role.
Participatory Livelihoods Monitoring : Linking Programmes and Poor People's Interests to Policies. Experiences from Cambodia Strele M., Holtge K., Fiebiger M., Were J, Schulmeister A, with contributions from Weingartner L, (2006) Participatory Livelihoods Monitoring : Linking Programmes and Poor People's Interests to Policies. Experiences from Cambodia. FAO LSP. WP 21, Participation, Policy and Local Governance Sub-Programme.

Provides a simple and hands-on insight into the developed methodology and the suggested strategies to overcome the identified communication gaps. It should therefore serve as a guideline for practitioners who wish to apply a participatory and results-oriented monitoring methodology in their various project contexts.