The purpose of this booklet is to provide a list of useful resources and
reference materials for DFID Livelihoods Advisers. The resources are
aligned to DFID’s 5 Livelihoods Technical Competencies, as listed
1. The global context, including the international and regional
architecture of agriculture, food and nutrition security, natural
resources use and scarcity, and climate change.
2. Rural development policy and delivery in a developing country
3. Sources of risk and insecurity, their impacts on livelihoods and
application to building resilience.
4. Natural resource-based livelihoods.
5. Dynamics of change.
Relevant resources for each technical competency are grouped according
to the themes of required knowledge for each adviser, as set out in the
Livelihoods Adviser Technical Competency Framework. For each theme, we
provide a list of resources and information on the type of resource
(e.g. book, academic paper, DFID publication, external paper, website,
training course, topic guide, online learning) as well as a short
description of content and a link to access the resource, where
possible. Only academic papers that have been published in reputable
academic journals are included. ‘External paper’ includes grey
literature which may not have been subject to the same rigorous quality
control as academic papers. The nature of the resources ranges from
useful background information and learning materials to analysis,
reviews, evidence papers, case studies and policy guidance. This is
intended to be a live document that is regularly updated to incorporate
important new material on each theme and to eliminate resources that are
deemed to be less useful or links that are no longer working.
Woods, P. Livelihoods induction pack. Evidence on Demand, UK (2013) 35 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_ipl_sept2013_woods]