Livelihood, defined as the means and activities through which individuals sustain their life, including employment, skill development, and income generation, is fundamentally connected to multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) emphasizes the need for productive employment and decent work for all, underlining that livelihoods should not only provide survival but also dignity and fairness. End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere (SDG 1) also directly relates to livelihood, as secure and remunerative livelihoods are the most effective means of lifting people out of poverty. In addition, initiatives that enable sustainable and resilient livelihoods, particularly for rural and vulnerable communities, play a key role in Zero Hunger (SDG 2), and Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10). Moreover, livelihood strategies, if designed with sustainability in mind, can contribute to Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), and Climate Action (SDG 13). Therefore, fostering sustainable livelihoods is a multidimensional process that can significantly propel progress across several SDGs.
Fisheries Research, Volume 265, 2023, 106744
The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, April 2022, e359-e370
Indigenous People and Nature, Insights for Social, Ecological, and Technological Sustainability, 2022, Pages 171-197
Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development Volume 2: Social, Economic, and Health Disparities of Rural Women, 2022, Pages 1-42
The Lancet Global Health, Volume 10, January 2022
Latin America has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 syndemic, including the associated economic fallout that has threatened the livelihoods of most families. Social protection platforms and policies should have a crucial role in safeguarding individual and family wellbeing; however, the response has been insufficient to address the scale of the crisis.
Geography and Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 251-255
Journal of Arid Environments, Volume 149, February 2018
Household methodologies (HHM) intervene directly in intra-household gender relations to strengthen overall smallholder agency and efficacy as economic agents and development actors. Strengthening women's agency is one mechanism for progressing towards collaborative, systemic farm management. It is expected this will contribute to improved farm resilience in the face of climate change, strengthen food and nutrition security, and improve other development indicators.
World Development Perspectives, Volume 2, 2016
We examine human displacement among indigenous tribal conservation refugees—the Sahariya—recently displaced from a wildlife sanctuary in central India. We focus on human displacement's mental health toll as well as the displacement-related changes that help explain such emotional suffering. To do so, we compare individuals relocated from the core of the sanctuary to those allowed to remain in their villages inside the sanctuary's buffer zone. The drawing of the sanctuary boundary—and thus also the assignment of villagers to relocation versus remaining in the buffer zone—was capricious.