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Subject: livelihoods

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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,...

Abigail looks out over the land around her house, she is one of an estimated 3000 poor farmers and fisher folk at risk from a  development in Aurora province, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Land policy makers need to focus on how change happens

As delegates start filing in for the World Bank's annual Land and Poverty Conference, Ross Clarke explains why a critical point of discussion should be the divergence between land policy 'the...

Photo: Olga Rosine Adou is the president of COOPASA, a cocoa cooperative in Agboville, Ivory Coast. She says international companies that buy cocoa from the women she represents could do more to improve their livelihoods. Credit: Peter DiCampo / Oxfam America

The truth about women and chocolate – soft promises or solid change?

Two years ago, three of the world's biggest cocoa companies made commitments to women in their supply chains. Sarah Zoen, Senior Policy Advisor with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department, looks...

Photo: Nune Avakyan heads an Oxfam-sponsored leadership training group. Credit: Oxfam in Armenia

Planting seeds of a brighter future: Gomk’s female agricultural co-op

Continuing our series of blogs for International Women's Day, Serouj Aprahamyan, a volunteer at Oxfam in Armenia, looks at how a women's agricultural co-op in Armenia is empowering women...

AMAL programme, Azmour, Tunisia.

Empowering women to make their voices heard

In the first of a series of blogs that we are publishing for International Women's Day, Nay El Rahi and Imed Zouari from Oxfam Tunisia look at how a group of women factory workers responded...

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