The Livelihood Improvement Plan (LIP) is a participatory exercise to understand and improve household livelihoods. The LIP concept considers livelihoods to comprise of five assets namely: social, human, physical, natural and financial. One by one, each household assesses the present status as desired future status of each asset type. Their ability to cope with and resist natural hazards is also looked into. A local resource person assists the household in the process. The LIP is drawn up at two levels: first at the household level and then the community Forest User Group (FUG) level. Generally, the LIP results in the implementation of some form of income generating activity (IGA). While planning the intervention, particular attention is given to addressing women’s and girl’s needs and interests.