2.1 Interventions to promote livelihoods
In this section you will be considering some of the issues involved in intervening to promote livelihoods and will then be using a conceptual framework to evaluate six short case studies. It is suggested that you read through the chapter once and then decide if there are particular case studies that you wish to focus on to carry out the in-text evaluative exercise. The case studies focus on:
- the conditions of garment workers in Bangladesh
- global health initiatives such as the exploration for an HIV/AIDS vaccine
- the use of genetically-modified crops to meet income needs in India and South Africa
- using micro-credit to promote enterprise in the USA
- education projects for low income families in Bangladesh
- food processing technologies for poor potato farmers in Bolivia.
The case studies are at different scales and involve different types of agency and power.
Read Chapter 11 ‘Interventions to promote livelihoods’. Take notes as you read.