Sustainable livelihoods

seeds of success?
FMR 20
May 2004

The articles in this edition of FMR illustrate the vast amount of research and work done on the theme of refugee livelihoods. We now need to shift from high-level abstract dimensions of development towards a focus on the refugees themselves and how they seek to construct their own livelihoods. All too often, organisations have developed programmes for refugees with little or no understanding of their capabilities and strategies.

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Front cover photo: Sudanese refugees in Bonga camp, near Gambella town, Ethiopia. UNHCR/N Behring.