UNHCR helps people achieve self-reliance by building their skills and knowledge, as well as providing access to the resources, training, assets, inputs, services and markets they need.
Our work in this area is guided by several core principles – including protection, diversity, equity, access and sustainability – outlined in UNHCR's Global Strategy for Livelihoods (2014-2018).
We seek to ensure that all people of concern are able to make a safe and sustainable living that meets their basic needs, contributes to their dignity and provides for the full enjoyment of human rights.
Resources for Livelihoods Practitioners
- Operational Guidelines on the Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming 9 Mar 2015
- Livelihood Programming in UNHCR: Operational Guidelines24 May 2012
- Investing in Solutions: A Practical Guide for the Use of Microfinance in UNHCR operations Dec 2011