Manuals and guidelines

This guide offers suggestions to practitioners and the rural communities they serve on ways to prevent, mitigate and reduce poverty through forest-based interventions.
The publication, funded by Norway, shows how microfinance can help low-income households living in forest areas start up and run their own small businesses.

Understanding Livelihoods That Involve Micro-Enterprise: Putting Markets and Technological Capabilities Into the SL Framework (web link)
http://www.livelihoods.org/lessons/project_summaries/enterprise1_projsum.html
The objective of this DFID funded research was to explore how sub-sector analysis, and investigations into the technological capabilities of enterprises, could be used to enhance a sustainable livelihoods analysis of people’s livelihoods involving micro-enterprise

Power Tools Forest governance Learning Group, 2004 (web link)
http://www.policy-powertools.org/related/FGL.html
The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) is an informal alliance of independent agencies that aims to exchange learning and develop ideas on forest governance. They have developed policy tools in association with the IIED Power Tools initiative.

2002, Poverty Reduction Strategy Sourcebook, Edited by Jeni Klugman (web link)
original source: http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=301219
Poverty and environment chapter of the World Bank's Poverty Reduction Strategy Sourcebook. Contains useful information on how to monitor outcomes and evaluate interventions.
last updated:  Wednesday, July 18, 2007