The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has published a report written by Dr David Carpenter (Sustineo) and Professor Mark McGillivray (Deakin University) that presents a methodology for assessing the poverty-reducing impact of Australia’s international agricultural research. This report details a mixed method approach to the assessment of poverty reduction impacts based on the sustainable livelihoods approach. The report reviews ACIAR's previous studies in this area, introduces an argument for a multidimensional conception of poverty and then outlines why and how a livelihoods informed approach is suited to an assessment of multidimensional poverty impacts at the household level. Sustineo has now been commissioned to pilot this methodology in Timor Leste.
The report can be found here