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XIMB Rural Livelihood Systems Course Outline

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This session plan was submitted by Prof. C Shambu Prasad of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (INDIA) on March 7, 2013. It has been formatted and edited in Connexions by Joseph Satish V of Livelihoods MANTHAN (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, INDIA).

Course details

Course Credit: 1.5

Course Duration: 10 sessions in Term 2 of the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management Programme (Core course)

Course description

It is increasingly realized that one of the major developmental challenges is promoting and supporting a large number of livelihoods that can enable poverty reduction. There is a demand for a new cadre of livelihood professionals in rural areas serving government, civil society and the private sectors. This course seeks to provide students with an opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and practices to promote livelihood options for the rural poor.

Student learning outcomes

    At the end of this course, the learners will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding on the concept and approaches of livelihoods
  • Understand the different livelihood strategies adopted by people and institutions working with the poor in farm and non-farm sectors
  • Use different tools and techniques to assess livelihood options and design livelihoods interventions

Required text books and reading material

The key text that would be used for the course is Sankar Datta, Vijay Mahajan, Gitali Thakur. (Eds.) A resource book for livelihood promotion 3rd edn. 2009. Hyderabad: The Livelihood School.

Apart from this relevant resource material such as State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) reports 2008- 2011 and articles will be used.
A handbook of livelihood sources will be provided to students before the course, however students are encouraged to read widely from library resources and internet sources such as ELDIS Livelihoods Connect

Session plan

Module Session Contents Suggested readings
Basics of livelihoods 1-2
1. Context - Poverty
2. Meaning of livelihoods
3. Definition of livelihoods
1. Livelihoods of rural poor (SOIL 2008 report)
2. Robert Chambers and Gordon R. Conway: Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: practical concepts for the 21st Century
Livelihood strategies 3
1. Livelihood portfolio of rural poor
2. Agriculture, Migration, Diversification
3. Sectoral Approaches in Livelihoods
1. Ian Scoones: Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: A Framework for Analysis
2. Types of livelihood interventions. A resource book for livelihood promotion
Sustainable Livelihood Approaches 4-5
1. Sustainable livelihood principles
2. Livelihood frameworks
1. DFID: Sustainable Livelihoods Guidance Sheets
Livelihood Promotion 6-8
1. Livelihood promotion by different agencies
2. Major livelihood programmes in India
3. Challenges in livelihood promotion
1. Case studies of various organizations (Experiences of livelihood promotion. Learning from the field- the Livelihood school)
2. SOIL reports
Livelihood Mapping 9-10
1. Tools and techniques for livelihood mapping and sub sector analysis
1. Tools developed by various livelihood promoting agencies (guest lectures by TLS)

Evaluation

  • Assignments and quiz: 25%
  • Participation in Learning: 10%
  • Mapping Livelihoods (Group Project): 30%
  • End Term Exam: 35%

The Group project is to be carried out by students in the villages during their Rural Living and Learning Experience (RLLE) and is to be submitted on their return.

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