Transforming rural livelihoods in India

This report presents an overview of the impact of rural livelihood programmes supported by DFID in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, and explores some of the lessons learned under headings of income generation and rural growth, better management of natural resources, targeting the poorest and marginalised, and local institutions and self-governance. It goes on to consider some of the new challenges and opportunities facing rural India including converging different rural development schemes for greater development effectiveness, tackling persistent food insecurity and adaptation to climate change.