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September 2001
Updated February 2002

Forum on Operationalizing Participatory Ways of Applying Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches

Proceedings
Inter-agency Experiences and Lessons

This report synthesizes the main issues and lessons learned from the Inter-agency Forum on Operationalizing Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches, held at the Certosa di Pontignano, near Siena, Italy, 7-11 March 2000. The Forum brought together several agencies that had been applying or developing sustainable livelihoods (SL) approaches in their work, including CARE, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The purpose of the Forum was to:

  • enable development practitioners to assess the relative merits of a variety of SL approaches in programme or project design and implementation;
  • strengthen the capacity of participating agencies to apply SL approaches;
  • identify issues that need to be resolved if SL approaches are to be institutionalized.
  • The Forum was expected to provide participants with the opportunity to:
  • share experiences of applying SL approaches in a range of field projects;
  • explore and plan how best to put SL approaches into practice.

(The "Proceedings" are only available in English. The "Inter-agency Experiences and Lessons" are available in English, French and Spanish)

Click here to go to the Proceedings in html or in pdf format and the Inter-agency Experiences and Lessons.



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