Browse by Theme: Livelihoods

CARE adopted the Household Livelihood Security (HLS) framework in 1994.

HLS is an integrated framework that promotes participatory problem analysis and program design, geographically focused programming strategies, coherent and often cross-sector monitoring and evaluation systems, and, importantly, reflective practice and continued learning.

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Designed as a resource kit, this document aims to pass on field experience and lessons learned from CARE's rural development initiatives in Zimbabwe.

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Agronomic practices are being disseminated without their marketing implications being explicitly taken into account and farmers are receiving little or no advice and support regarding post-harvest activities. The lack of attention paid to marketing issues is problematic, both from a sustainable livelihoods and from a project sustainability perspective. This study seeks to identify a range of feasible intervention options to improve the returns from marketing by Go-Interfish project participants. In addition, it aims to provide information and analysis to inform future marketing-related research and activities by Go-Interfish and CARE.

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In many urban settlements in developing countries, securing a livelihood can be complex and confusing.

Urban residents live in uncertain environments, with urban growth which outstrips economic opportunities, government services which are often reducing and deteriorating, rapid cultural change and increasing crime.

People employ varied strategies, often living on credit and networks of support, undertaking seasonal work, earning incomes in the informal economy, shifting from one temporary household arrangement to another.

Strategy outcomes often do not meet even the most basic of households’ needs, increasing the vulnerability of those already marginalised.

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