Subject: livelihoods

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Tax policies that sound good but don’t work

Tax reforms and other policy changes that help people on the lowest incomes have been in the spotlight in the last couple of weeks. But are these policies really aimed at helping the poorest, asks...

Lia Gvianshvili in Galavani Credit: Caroline Berger/Oxfam

How foraging for fruit is changing lives in Georgia

Georgia is almost entirely dependent on agricultural imports and reliant on an inefficient soviet farming system. But with Oxfam's support things are starting to change.  To mark International...

Getting real about UK hunger

Last week was a busy one for debates on food poverty, from the Church weighing in on the debate to the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into issue. Ruth Jackson writes about why Oxfam thinks...

UK housing strategy will let the poor fall through the cracks

From April this year, the UK government will cap overall spending on welfare. Chris Johnes hoped this would encourage government departments to invest in long-term programmes tackling poverty to...

What is a risk-taking wealth creator anyway?

At a time the contribution business can make to help the UK economy recover is in the spotlight, Francis Stuart talks about the language of social justice and environmental sustainability, and how...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

It's time to lift lives for good

If you're in the UK, you may already have seen our new campaign: Lift Lives for Good. Oxfam's head of economic justice, Hannah Stoddart, introduces it here and explains why 2014 will...

Selvern and her family, Muruganwr, southern Vavuniya, Sri Lanaka. Members of Oxfam's local dairy co-op, Credit: Abir Abdullah/ Oxfam

Women and care work: a snapshot from Sri Lanka

How does change happen at a household level? Sonali Gunasekera, former Oxfam gender adviser in Sri Lanka, on how the rapid care analysis tool can identify practical ways to support the sharing...

Women carers from Pakistan who participated in the Raising Her Voice programme. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

Unpaid carers of the world, unite!

Unpaid care work is the major human rights issue that has too often gone unnoticed on the development agenda. Naomi Hossain, guest blogger from IDS, explains what needs to change. ...

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Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

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