This guide outlines methods and indicators for assessing the contribution of livestock keeping to livelihoods of poor people. The indicators and methods can be used in: appraisal of possible developments of new technology in research projects; prioritisation and design of potential changes and interventions to improve the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers; ongoing participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects seeking to improve the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers; and retrospective assessment of the impact of changes in livestock keeping on livelihoods.
Dorward, A.; Anderson, S.; Paz, R.; Pattison, J.; Sanchez Vera, E.; Nava, Y.; Rushton, J. A guide to indicators and methods for accessing the contribution of livestock keeping to the livelihoods of the poor. Imperial College, London, UK (2005) 37 pp.