If development is to be sustained for any length of time in the developing countries, it must be done in a systematic and holistic manner. . Agricultural and rural development is seen as a consequence of complex and dynamic interactions between various sets of variables, including human, social, physical, technological, political and institutional variables. This implies that there is a need for a holistic approach to sustainable rural livelihoods improvement. This book is about the importance of the integration of the different development actors and programmes to achieve the sustainable livelihood of the poor in general and women in rural areas in particular. Different approaches and analytical tools have been used to assess the impact of such development initiatives. Hence coverage of this book will fulfill the readers’ thirst of knowledge towards sustainable livelihood analysis. The book has been so designed as to serve the requirements of students, researchers and development practitioners alike.