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Livelihoods

OFDA is Hiring!

Tue, February 13, 2018
OFDA is hiring for an economic recovery and market systems technical advisor! This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

Trade-Based Solutions to Food Insecurity

Wed, January 17, 2018
Microlinks and Agrilinks held a webinar on Jan. 31 to learn how USAID's Trade and Investment Hubs are working to overcome logistics challenges and non-tariff barriers to facilitate deals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fostering Livelihoods in Times of Crisis: Lessons From Syria

Mon, November 13, 2017
In this Microlinks/OFDA webinar, Mercy Corps and Global Communities shared strategies and lessons learned in understanding markets and supporting livelihoods inside Syria, linking food security and market recovery strategies.

Fostering Livelihoods in Times of Crisis: Lessons from Syria

Tue, November 7, 2017
Mercy Corps and Global Communities shared strategies and lessons learned in understanding markets and supporting livelihoods inside Syria, linking food security and market recovery strategies.

Supporting Resilient Livelihoods in Challenging Environments

Mon, May 22, 2017
In this webinar, practitioners shared their experiences supporting crisis-affected people to restore their livelihoods, rehabilitate market infrastructure, and establish informal savings.

Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A Review of the Literature (2nd Edition)

Thu, May 4, 2017
This literature review provides an overview of the tools and methods used to measure vulnerability, as pertains to development interventions focused on economic strengthening, at the population level as well as the household and individual level.

Cultivating Women’s Empowerment

Tue, September 13, 2016
This publication presents a collection of case studies and personal anecdotes that illustrate how Feed the Future programs are creating opportunities for women’s empowerment in agriculture.

USAID Policy and Program Guidance - Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis

Tue, April 12, 2016
This guidance aims to reduce chronic vulnerability and promote more inclusive growth in areas of recurrent crisis.

Investing in Resilient Markets through Private Sector Partnerships

Mon, April 11, 2016
Engaging the local private sector is an integral component of effective, sustainable action when building resilience and reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone areas.

Scaling Impact: Zambia Profit Case Study

Tue, February 9, 2016
This case study analyzes the extent to which dynamics between input suppliers and smallholders have changed through the USAID/Zambia-funded PROFIT project.

Al-Hasakeh, Syria Agricultural Asessment

Tue, November 17, 2015
Change in Syrian government support - along with the conflict - has had a strong impact on the Al-Hasakeh agricultural economy. However, there are opportunities for strong interventions.

Do Financial Services Build Disaster Resilience?

Tue, November 17, 2015
This study analyzes survey data from households in Western Leyte, Philippines to test the common assumptions regarding what characteristics contribute to disaster resilience.

Linking Market Development and Livelihood Support for a More Integrated Approach

Mon, August 3, 2015
Check out 4 case studies on linking push and pull strategies.