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IJESD 2020 Vol.11(4): 202-206 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2020.11.4.1251

Participatory Assessment Model (PAM) for the Sustainability of Rural Livelihoods Based on Climate Change

Khademibami Leyla and Pazouki Pejman

Abstract—The current study is an attempt to provide a tool that can be used to manage sustainable rural livelihoods more effectively. This tool also avoids the harm of resources wastage as much as possible. The indicators of the sustainability of livelihood are investigated in this paper by reviewing the past and recent studies. According to the literature reviews of sustainable development, the sustainability of livelihood can be included in the main categories of rural assets. Therefore, based on the seven years fieldwork experience of this paper’s authors in working with local rural communities and interviews with specialists through a snowball method the Participatory Rural Appraisal method is identified as the best way for the extraction of indicators. As a result of the investigations in this paper, the participatory assessment model (PAM) is proposed by using design thinking techniques. The possibility of converting qualitative values into quantitative ones is provided by drawing of hypothetical positions and mathematical formulas. This model attempts are made to achieve livelihood sustainability as a perspective. Additionally, development projects aimed at conservation in the face of climate change can use this model to assess their own perspective. Using PAM can also help practitioners in this area to make more realistic planning.

Index Terms—Climate change, conservation, indicators, participatory assessment model, sustainable rural livelihood.

Leyla Khademibami is with the Iranian Culture and Sustainable Development Institute, 80305, Iran (e-mail: leylakhademi@gmail.com).
Pejman Pazouki was with Tehran University, Tehran (e-mail: pejman.pazouki@ut.ac.ir).


Cite: Khademibami Leyla and Pazouki Pejman, "Participatory Assessment Model (PAM) for the Sustainability of Rural Livelihoods Based on Climate Change," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 202-206, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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