Rural Livelihoods

We believe that sustainable improvement in the living conditions of rural women, men and youth requires sound policies that support productive activities as well as creation of decent jobs.

A resilient livelihoods approach takes into consideration all human, social, natural, financial and physical capitals that constitute the basis for peoples’ livelihoods. NIRAS works broadly with strengthening rural livelihoods by working with Rural development policies, Employment and job creation, Skills development and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Nutrition, Income diversification, Sustainable natural resource management and Community-based approaches etc. Reduction of poverty and vulnerability is important for increased resilience to climate change, both at household level and in the form of diversification of the economy and the use of alternative opportunities to reduce risks for the rural population at large.