01 May Reduce High Levels of Risk for Poor Families Coping to Make a Living in Afghan Cities
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|Authors||Stefan Schutte, Brandy Bauer|
|Theme||Social Protection and Livelihoods|
|Date of Publication||May 01, 2007|
|Available In||English | پشتو | دری|
The level of risk that poor households face may determine whether they can build an asset base for sustainable livelihoods or spiral further into poverty. Risks come in many forms - from health and security threats, to cash shortage in times of emergencies. This policy note examines how households engage in largely reactive coping strategies that often trap them in a cycle of risks. In many cases, families are left with little to no institutional support - at times even obstructed by the very institutions tasked to look after them - to achieve livelihood security. This policy note presents policy recommendations toward addressing these issues at the local and national levels.