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. Data was collected in 1998-2001 on the sustainable management of the Usangu Wetland and its catchment (SMUWC) in Tanzania. The project was intended to improve the management of water and other natural resources of the Usangu catchment, in order to improve the livelihoods of poor people within the catchment, and of downstream users.. 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 8, 25 pp.