The Livelihood Improvement Process: An Inclusive and Pro-Poor Approach to Community Forestry – Experiences from Kabhrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok Districts of Nepal

Authors

  • Murari Joshi Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Lokendra Dhakal Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Gopi Paudel Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Raghu Shrestha Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Arun Paudel Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Padam Bahadur Chand Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project
  • Netra Prasad Timsina Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1980

Keywords:

community forestry, livelihood improvement process, social inclusio, governance

Abstract

Reducing poverty through equitable and sustainable community-based natural resource management, particularly through programmes that accord attention to the issue of social inclusion, is the major objective of development projects related to natural resource management. At the local level, many innovations have been developed and are being put in place to enhance the pro-poor approaches, which specifically focus on the issues of livelihoods and inclusion. Livelihood Improvement Process (LIP) is one of the innovations arising to address this end. This paper presents the concept, process of implementation, and impacts of the LIP, as well as the opportunities and challenges it faces based on the experiences gained in Kabhrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok districts of Nepal. It concludes that the LIP can be an appropriate tool for reaching the poor, as it helps to sensitise and inform all actors about the need of pro-poor and inclusive development process.

Key Words: community forestry, livelihood improvement process, social inclusion, governance

doi: 10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1980

Journal of Forest and Livelihood 5(1) February, 2006 pp.46-52

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Author Biographies

Murari Joshi, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Assistant; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Lokendra Dhakal, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Assistant; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Gopi Paudel, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Assistant; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Raghu Shrestha, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Assistant; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Arun Paudel, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Advisor; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Padam Bahadur Chand, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Advisor; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Netra Prasad Timsina, Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

Programme Advisor; Nepal Australia Community Resource and Livelihood Management Project

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Published

2009-06-24

How to Cite

Joshi, M., Dhakal, L., Paudel, G., Shrestha, R., Paudel, A., Chand, P. B., & Timsina, N. P. (2009). The Livelihood Improvement Process: An Inclusive and Pro-Poor Approach to Community Forestry – Experiences from Kabhrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok Districts of Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 5(1), 46–52. https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1980

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