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Chapter 9 Livelihoods and DRR

Further reading

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C. Benson and J. Twigg, Tools for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction: Guidance Notes for Development Organisations (Geneva: ProVention Consortium. Guidance Note 3: Poverty Reduction Strategies, 2007),
Christian Aid, Thriving, Resilient Livelihoods: Christian Aid’s Approach (London: Christian Aid, 2012),
M. Davis et al., Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection: Complementary Roles in Agriculture and Rural Growth?, Working Paper 321 (Brighton: Institute of Development Studies),
Feinstein International Center, ‘Examining Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods: Literature Review’, Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods (Medford, MA: Feinstein International Center, 2013),
M. Ibrahim and N. Ward, Promoting Local Adaptive Capacity: Experiences from Africa and Asia (Milton Keynes: World Vision UK, 2012),
IFRC, Post-disaster Community Infrastructure Rehabilitation and (Re)construction Guidelines (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2012),
IFRC, World Disasters Report 2014: Focus on Culture and Risk. Chapter 3: Taking Livelihoods Seriously (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2014,
J. Krishnamurty, Employment Policies and Disaster Risk Reduction. Annex Paper to UNISDR, Global Assessment Report 2011 (Geneva: UNISDR, 2011),
K. Pasteur, From Vulnerability to Resilience: A Framework for Analysis and Action To Build Community Resilience (Rugby: Practical Action Publishing, 2011),
Practical Action, Integrating Approaches: Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Rugby: Practical Action, 2010),
Practical Action Southern Africa, Livelihood Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: A Guide for Facilitators Based on Field Experiences in Zimbabwe (Harare: Practical Action Southern Africa, 2011),
J. Sharma et al., Living in the Margins: Coping with Flood Risks and Managing Livelihoods in Nepal’s Far-western Terai (Medford, MA: Feinstein International Center, 2013),

Sustainable livelihoods

C. Benson and J. Twigg, Tools for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction: Guidance Notes for Development Organisations. Guidance Note 10: Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches (Geneva: ProVention Consortium, 2007),
DFID, Sustainable Livelihoods Guidance Sheets (7 documents) (London: Department for International Development, 1999–2001),
T. Frankenberger et al., CARE Household Livelihood Security Assessments: A Toolkit for Practitioners (Tucson, AZ: TANGO International, 2002),
S. Levine, How To Study Livelihoods: Bringing a Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to Life (London: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 2014),
J. Twigg, Sustainable Livelihoods and Vulnerability to Disasters, Disaster Studies and Management Working Paper 2 (London: Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre, 2001),

Social protection and safety nets

E. Browne, Social Protection: Topic Guide (Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 2015),
M. Ovadiya and C. Costella, Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change through Social Protection: Synthesis Note (Washington DC: The World Bank, 2013),
M. Samson, I. van Niekerk and K. Mac Quene, Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes (Cape Town: Economic Policy Research Institute, 2006),
K. Vincent and T. Cull, Adaptive Social Protection: Making Concepts a Reality. Guidance Notes for Practitioners (Brighton: Institute for Development Studies, 2012),