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Subject: livelihoods

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Witnesses to the mining conflict gather, Peru

Renewed violence around Las Bambas mining project: Will we learn from past mistakes?

Copper mining in Las Bambas, Peru has sparked new violence as the communities surrounding the mine are bypassed again by the Peruvian government and mining company, MMG, on decisions that greatly...

Dorothy, an Oxfam beneficiary and her son. She has received seeds, tools and training to help grow better and more varieties of crops.

Shaking up the system: improving the tea industry and workers lives in Malawi

One year into Malawi 2020 Daniel Morchain looks how some of the stakeholders are working with the tea labourers central to the project to ensure that the tea industry in Malawi meets its responsibilities...

A female participant in an Oxfam Livelihood scheme in Iraq carries out her work

CLARA: How a livelihoods and risk assessment tool is supporting women’s economic empowerment

There are more than 3.3 million displaced people in Iraq. Women and girls, and their ability to participate in livelihoods, have been particularly affected by this displacement. In this blog...

Women from Jayathala village with Oxfam team members. Credit: Oxfam

Using micro-hydro power for irrigation and energy in Nepal

LEARNING: Could micro-hydro power bring sustainable energy to remote villages around the world? Public Health Engineer Anjil Adhikari explains how Oxfam has been involved in bringing electricity...

Photo: Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Credit Oxfam

What we've learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good...

Hazna, a 38 years old hindu, 2 children stands in a makeshift camp along the road in the district Mirpur Khas district, Sindh, Pakistan on November 3, 2011

Gender and Development talks resilience

How are men and women affected differently by shocks and stresses, and how can a women's rights approach be applied? Caroline Sweetman, Editor of the Gender & Development journal, introduces...

Measurement of national success according to NEF

Success is not just measured by GDP

Good jobs, wellbeing, health, the environment and fairness could be the best indicators of national success, according to the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Bethany Farr, Team Coordinator for our...

ACCRA and Challenge Fund country teams gathered in December 2014 in Uganda to share experiences and learning about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programming. Credit: Audrey Lejeune/Oxfam

Top tips for organising a successful programme learning event

Bringing together people who work in development to share experiences can make us better at overcoming poverty. But to be effective the event must be timely and relevant. Here Audrey Lejeune, Programme...

Women sorting out fish at the pier to ensure the high quality products. Credit: Werapong Prapha/Oxfam

Fishy business: Thai communities threatened by the seafood industry

In Thailand intensive fishing by big business has caused a stark decline in seafood stocks which is threatening food security and the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities. Here, Werapong...

Bassam Ghanoom, a Syrian refugee buys food with cash provided by Oxfam. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Cash transfer programming: can Oxfam stay ahead of the game?

Oxfam's experience of using cash transfers in humanitarian programming dates back to the early 1990s. Here, Philippa Young, head of the emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods team,...

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