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April 2004

Announcement of a new publication

Local institutions and livelihoods: Guidelines for analysis


These guidelines help development workers to understand the role of local institutions better - What is it they do? Who exactly do they serve and how? How do they change over time? How can they be strengthened and made more equitable? How can they be made more accessible for the poor? The guidelines are based on the pilot experience of a research programme on “Rural Household Income Strategies for Poverty Alleviation and Interactions with the Local Institutional Environment”. This programme was set up by FAO’s Rural Development Division in 1998-99 and aimed to develop a new methodological framework for understanding the linkages between rural household livelihood and income strategies and local institutional environments.

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ATTENTION: For downloading the pdf version, please note that this publication is divided into 6 different files



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