DFID's Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA)

Let us start with the most widely used approach and its framework, namely the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) developed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Open the figure in the right-hand column:

  • Discuss the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework (SLF) in pairs.
  • Try to figure out what its main elements are and how they are connected.
  • Make some notes about your interpretation of the framework.

Can you make the link between the SLF and the theory of structuration?
Make some notes and compare them with the solution opposite.


Now open the PDF file in the right-hand column and read the text on the SLA and its framework carefully:

Compare your notes with the main elements of the framework outlined in the PDF document.

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