The globally accepted definition within the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent network for livelihoods is the following:
"Livelihoods comprise the capabilities, assets and activities required for generating income and securing a means of living. Sustainable livelihoods refer to people's capacity to generate and maintain their means of living, and enhance their own well-being as well as that of future generations." (IFRC guidelines for livelihoods programming, 2011)
A part of this term is needed to compile the most common key terms and concepts regarding livelihood interventions. The sources for these terms come from a wide range of publications and especially the definitions generated within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
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