Preface Understanding Livelihoods: A Review of Major Debates - Tara Nair Livelihoods of People: How the Poor are Making Both Ends Meet - Sankar Datta Policy Initiatives on Livelihoods: Emerging Scenario - Ashok Sircar Flagship Programmes of the Government: Where do We Stand? - Suryamani Roul Livelihoods Protection and Promotion: The Changing Role of Civil Society Organizations - Smita Premchander Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Livelihoods Promotion of Poor: A Commentary - Unmesh Brahme Potential and Possibilities for Livelihood of the Poor - Biswa Bandhu Mohanty
Vipin Sharma is the CEO, ACCESS Development Services. He is responsible for institutionalization and expansion of the organization as a pan-India resource organization to support livelihoods and microfinance outreach. He has earlier worked in CARE-India as Programme Director, Microfinance, heading CASHE (Credit and Savings for Household Enterprises), CARE's largest microfinance programme worldwide. Prior to that, he was Executive Director, Rural Non-Farm Development Agency (RUDA), Government of Rajasthan. He holds a BA (Hons) in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and an MA in History from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.