Subject: livelihoods

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Women package seeds for the retail market at the SEAN Seed Company, Thankot, Kathmandu (Credit: Aubrey Wade)

Are you paying a living wage? Four ways to check

There is no single, universal way to calculate a living wage. It is contextual with a wide range of influencing factors leading to significant variation on national and regional levels. Here, Paulien...

Cambodian garment workers travelling to work in Phnom Penh (Credit: Emma Hardy/Oxfam)

What would it take to deliver a living wage in supply chains?

The concept of a living wage is not something new, but with recent reports warning of the lag between wages and productivity and outlining the failures in trickle down economics, it is in the spotlight....

In Nicaragua, 64000 jobs were lost in 2013 due to the destruction of coffee plantations caused by the roya (coffee rust). These numbers are likely to increase in the years to come. (Credit: Mathieu-Etienne Gagnon/Oxfam)

Prolonged drought, rising temperatures and coffee rust — the growing crisis in Central America

Increasingly severe climate conditions are having a devastating impact on food security and livelihoods in Central America. Here, John Magrath looks at how prolonged droughts alone are serious concern,...

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Beyond a ‘glass wall’ – women address invisible barriers to economic empowerment

Women's heavy and unequal share of care work often goes unspoken and unrecognised creating an invisible barrier for women's empowerment. Here, Thalia Kidder introduces a series...

Sukitha has worked at Oxfam's dairy co-op in Muruganwr, Sri Lanka since 2009. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Social investing in Asia - does it need to be more courageous?

There's a growing interest in ethical investment in Asia but funds are still reluctant to risk investing in fledgling rural enterprises. Here Kim Sophastienphong, Enterprise Development Programme...

Gaza on the brink of major health crisis. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza's blockade, a personal story

Richard Stanforth is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Adviser in the Middle East. Here, he shares his personal experience of what life has been like in Gaza under the blockade. ...

Women from the village of Mecha, Ethiopia, dressed in protective clothing, during a workshop at the Ambrosia beekeeping training centre. Credit: Tom Pietrasik

Taking stock of our Enterprise Development Programme

Our Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) is an innovative business based approach to tackling poverty. Last week Maria Michalopoulou explored how and why Oxfam invests in small businesses....

Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

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...

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