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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pejman Pazouki was with Tehran University, Tehran (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).