In this course, learn how to identify impacts and opportunities in livelihood restoration projects.
You will also discover concepts and design processes to formulate a livelihood restoration or transition plan which is compliant with international standards.
Livelihood restoration and transitioning is a growing aspect of social performance management, especially so now with the rapidly changing economic context in developing countries.
Understanding livelihood restoration is essential for social practitioners because it helps prevent some of the worst impacts of resettlement, when people are taken away from the places and resources that they use to survive and are left without the ability to support both themselves and their families.
Proper livelihood restoration is also a key requirement by many funders.
From a project-risk perspective, it becomes an additional incentive for project proponents, who might otherwise view these outcomes as unfortunate but unavoidable in places where life is tough. Experience shows that ignoring adverse impacts on livelihoods can result in social tension and can stimulate conflict.