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This is the story of how Oxfam in Bolivia took considerable risks to help a sympathetic government create a national agricultural insurance scheme. This involved weathering a political storm and carefully navigating the difficult space between the government and popular organizations. Oxfam’s work in Bolivia shows how important it is to seize opportunities, to change both strategy and tactics, to sometimes work discretely, but at the same time be open and transparent, and to make the most of our worldwide networks and local knowledge.

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