The case study in this research was chosen for inclusion following a first phase review of the use of livelihoods approaches in Tanzania, Uganda and Southern Africa. The Sustainable Coastal Livelihoods Programme (SCLP) in South Africa is part of a policy initiative that addressed participatory management of coastal areas, and that stimulated integrated and sectoral approaches to sustain and optimise the allocation of coastal resources, particularly for the benefit of the poor. The case study is analysed according to a 'SL-grounded audit' and is divided into two sections: the first a general introduction to the intervention; and the second, a structured response to a series of questions adapted from the sustainable livelihoods (SL) principles. SL principles are one element of sustainable livelihoods approaches. This research adopts these principles as a structuring tool and as a means of pinpointing the practical implications of adopting a sustainable livelihoods approach to development.
Working Paper Series No 12, 22 pp.