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State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2017

State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2017
An ACCESS Publication

First Edition

January 2018 | 228 pages | SAGE India

State of India’s Livelihoods Report (SOIL Report) is an annual publication that addresses contemporary issues in the livelihoods sector. It is the only document that aggregates the experiences and challenges of this sector, analyses case studies and reports progress of both government-run and the privately run programmes. This report is released each year during the Livelihoods Asia Summit, which is a pan-Asia platform that presents opportunities for cross-learning and sharing of unique experiences within the countries in this region.

While some core chapters are continued from the previous years’ reports in order to provide stability to the structure of the report, the authors have covered some interesting new themes. An overview of the economic situation in the past years and a concluding chapter on dealing with equity and inclusion in growth are part of this year’s report. In addition to this, two chapters on agricultural livelihoods and tribal livelihoods are new areas of in-depth focus. The report also covers policies, legal and fiscal framework for livelihoods, and key government programmes and schemes. Further, the authors have re-evaluated the employment and skills landscape, CSR and FPOs after a year’s gap.

Foreword by Vipin Sharma
The Policy and Fiscal Framework
Government Programmes
Agriculture-based Livelihoods
Livelihoods of Tribals in Central India
Employment, Skill Development and Employability
Farmer Producer Organisations
Corporate Social Responsibility—Has It Become a Pursuit of Choice?
Conclusion—Towards Equitable Growth and Sharing Economy

N Srinivasan

N. Srinivasan had been a central banker and development banker for 30 years (in Reserve Bank of India and NABARD). He is a student of economics, with development economics as a special interest. After three decades of career as a development banker, over the last ten years, he has been involved in design, supervision and evaluation of policy, strategy and implementation of several development finance and rural livelihood initiative and building institutions in India and abroad. His areas of interest are vulnerable and rural livelihoods, development banking, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship. He has authored the Microfinance... More About Author

Girija Srinivasan

Girija Srinivasan is an expert in development finance and rural livelihoods with more than 30 years of extensive experience of development banking, consulting, technical assistance and studies. After an initial career as a development banker for 14 years, she had taken to consulting working with a wide variety of international and national organisations. She has authored books and documents on community-based approaches in development finance and livelihoods. She has authored the Social Performance Report in Microfinance for four years, from 2011 to 2014. She authored the SOIL Report 2015 and 2016 jointly with N. Srinivasan. She serves on... More About Author

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