Simon Levine introduces his practical research guide that can help to bring existing Sustainable Livelihoods Frameworks (SLF) to life.

Ideally, more livelihoods research would consist of longer-term longitudinal studies, which would be far more effective at capturing the dynamics of change and the unfolding story of livelihood choices made and acted out.

His paper suggests one way to use the SLF in a relatively straightforward but sophisticated way to build a more solid understanding of people’s livelihoods.