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3.0 Livelihoods and development

Section Overview

In this section, we try and link some of the discussion of livelihoods with the issues that we addressed in Section 1. In Section 1 we conceptualised development in terms of goals and processes. Our discussion of development goals focused primarily on national goals, whilst in Section 2 we looked at goals from the perspective of individual livelihoods. In this section, we consider the relationships between wider development processes and livelihood change. We see that the dynamics of development involving different actors and different scales and processes of change must work together. This requires mechanisms that co-ordinate this change, the subject of Section 4.

Section Learning Outcome

By the end of this section, students should be able to: