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Implementing a resilience approach in development programmes needs new ways of working and an enabling environment.

This practical guide complements The Future is a Choice, Oxfam’s Framework and Guidance for Resilient Development. It was developed for Oxfam staff working on developing and implementing long-term development programmes and humanitarian response, as well as for programmes to support resilient development. It follows the programme cycle and draws on the voices and experiences of Oxfam’s work and partners on resilience. It is not a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide, as work on resilience is context-specific and should be a lively learning process. We hope the guide will provide inspiration and useful ideas, experiences and tools, as well as practical peer-to-peer tips.

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