This section of the Guidance Sheets is about the process of investigating livelihoods for project and policy purposes. The aim of the section is to provide the reader with an approach to gaining an overall understanding of livelihoods, and a range of methods for tackling the key components of the SL framework. Sustainable Livelihoods framework The Sustainable Livelihoods framework is an asset-based (Carter & Barrett, 2006) poverty and vulner-ability analytical framework. It is described in DFID’s SL Guidance Sheets as follows (DFID, 1999): In its simplest form, the framework views people as operating in a context of vulnerability. Within this The livelihoods framework is a tool to improve our understanding of livelihoods, particularly the livelihoods of the poor. It was developed over a period of several months by the Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Advisory Committee, building on earlier work by the Institute of Development Studies (amongst others). This section of the Guidance Sheets provides an introduction to the framework itself. The individual Introduction to the Sustainable Livelihoods framework This document, the second of a seven part series of Guidance Sheets, starts off by introducing the livelihoods framework. The framework is a tool to improve the understanding of livelihoods, particularly the livelihoods of the poor. Mar 12, 2012 · The sustainable livelihoods frameworkA livelihood is sustainable The framework, which is presented in schematic form below and discussed in detail in Section 2 of thewhen it can cope with and Guidance Sheets, has been developed to help understand and analyse the livelihoods of the poor. Livelihoods thinking has also contributed to our understanding of resilience. Figure 9.1 (Livelihoods and resilience in the context of food security) is an example of a recent framework, derived and adapted from earlier sustainable livelihoods models, that links livelihoods and resilience in the context of food security.