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A community-level assessment of factors affecting livelihoods in nawalparasi district, Nepal

A community-level assessment of factors affecting livelihoods in nawalparasi district, Nepal
A community-level assessment of factors affecting livelihoods in nawalparasi district, Nepal
This field research investigated the livelihoods of rural communities in Nawalparasi District, Nepal. An adapted form of the Delphi technique was used to assess community perceptions regarding factors which affected their livelihoods. The six most significant factors were selected by participants and ranked in order of importance. Research findings indicated that important factors across communities included those related to water resources, education, health and roads. Climate and environmental change were found to be impacting on livelihoods, and results indicated that education and environmental awareness were two key factors affecting a community’s ability to adapt to change.
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Biggs, Eloise M.
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Watmough, Gary R.
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Biggs, Eloise M.
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Watmough, Gary R.
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Biggs, Eloise M. and Watmough, Gary R. (2012) A community-level assessment of factors affecting livelihoods in nawalparasi district, Nepal. Journal of International Development, 24 (2). (doi:10.1002/jid.1844).

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This field research investigated the livelihoods of rural communities in Nawalparasi District, Nepal. An adapted form of the Delphi technique was used to assess community perceptions regarding factors which affected their livelihoods. The six most significant factors were selected by participants and ranked in order of importance. Research findings indicated that important factors across communities included those related to water resources, education, health and roads. Climate and environmental change were found to be impacting on livelihoods, and results indicated that education and environmental awareness were two key factors affecting a community’s ability to adapt to change.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 November 2011
Published date: March 2012
Organisations: Global Env Change & Earth Observation

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Local EPrints ID: 203335
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/203335
ISSN: 0954-1748
PURE UUID: 4c13dc06-82bc-4656-a4d4-5b2606c9582c

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2011 10:26
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 23:18

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Author: Eloise M. Biggs
Author: Gary R. Watmough

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