The challenges of deprivation and poverty prevalent in India require strong state policies, good governance and strong leadership, as well as the involvement of communities for their development. In this course, we guide you with the perspectives and theoretical knowledge necessary for making appropriate livelihood interventions.
You will study the strategies adopted by households and institutional structures. You will study BRLF, NRLM, NULM and MGNREGS and engage with livelihood promotion organisations ranging from governmental to non-governmental agencies, funding agencies and CSR initiatives. Some key ideas covered in this course include participatory development and its history and methods, livelihood mapping (which includes understanding risk and vulnerability, resources, local markets, socio-economic scenarios) and a study of markets and value chains.
This course includes practicums with field-based organisations, lectures and assignments.