Robert Arthur is an Associate Consultant at MRAG Ltd. He has over 15 years' experience in social development which includes developing and applying frameworks to analyse how development interventions and local interactions determine access, control and management of natural resources and the ways in which policy issues are framed as a result. Robert has significant experience working internationally on issues of livelihoods, natural resource management and governance in the context of social and environmental change. His work has specifically related to understanding the dynamic interactions between people, institutions and natural resources supporting the development of appropriate policy and management responses. This has included sustainable livelihoods, rights based, institutional analysis and design and participatory action research approaches.