Browse themes
About publications

Information for 13521IIED

Community tradeoffs assessment: for culture-sensitive planning and evaluation

Simone Mangal, Janette Forte

Toolkit, 54 pages

This tool describes a methodology to conduct community-based planning and evaluation by looking for hidden tradeoffs between economy, ecology, society and culture. This approach empowers local communities to undertake business, conservation and development initiatives that fit with their unique culture and value systems.

Conservation and development practitioners are seeking to apply certain ‘conceptual tools’, such as the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework, across the globe to work with a wide diversity of local communities and distinct cultures. The method described here can support their effort by providing a practical approach to achieving a fundamental first leap whereby local people shape the ‘conceptual tool’ that governs interventions and then apply a systematic approach to uncover acceptable and undesirable tradeoffs in the decision-making process.

Offsite Links

Link to other web page:

Publication information

Download and Sharing

Free PDF 378k

Share with your network:

We use cookies to help improve this website. Clicking any link on this site will be taken as your consent to this.