The Sustainable Livelihoods framework was adapted from a model developed by the UK’s Department for International Development, and adjusted for use in Canada. It is a holistic, asset-based framework for understanding poverty and the work of poverty reduction. It is an attractive model because it provides a simple but well-developed way of thinking about a complex issue. It is also attractive because it can be applied at various levels of detail – as a broad conceptual framework or as a practical tool for designing programs and evaluation strategies.
This resource provides definitions, diagrams, and descriptions of an individual or community assets.