Tools for LED
Tools for LED can make the life of development practitioners easier and improve the quality of development work. Specialised tools and instruments help to structure processes and reduce the uncertainty for development practitioners. They provide a framework for specific work tasks, such as running a workshop with stakeholders that has a specific focus and purpose. The practitioner can adapt and change the tool to his or her needs in a specific situation. But the availability of a tool saves a lot of time in conceptualising a given task and it reduces the risk of failure.
It is a principle of LED to make use of local resources. Many communities are proud of their beautiful landscapes, mountains, waterfalls or heritage sites. But can a pretty landscape alone attract tourists to a location? Tourists have different needs which have to be considered when developing tourism potentials. Tourismi development and LED follow the same objective for creating income and job opportunities and can become complementing principles.