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Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Discussions at Awash stakeholder engagement even

Research-into-Use for climate change adaptation

Sue Moore explains the use of Research-into-Use and explores what this means for researchers, practitioners and ultimately, those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ...

Helen Ewoton bathes her grandchild in her compound in the village of Nawoyatir in the Lapur district of Lokitaung in Turkana north, Kenya. (Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam)

Real Geek: Measuring time - comparing questionnaire designs

Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator's bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia. ...

Neem Mibimba, 28 is President of the Women's Forum

Lessons from Oxfam’s Her Series: Priorities for women’s economic empowerment in 2017

Claudia Canepa and Caroline Green reflect back on our Her Series blog, which highlighted opinions, research and learning on women's economic empowerment. Here they outline the key lessons...

Enough! Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

This is not bad luck it is sexist violence

Damaris Ruiz, Coordinator of Women's Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the social acceptance of violence against women and what we can do to end it.  ...

A year in review

Editors’ choice: A look back at 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for both long-term development and humanitarian work, and yet another busy year for Oxfam. The Policy & Practice blog has covered some of the most diverse and...

Photo: Oxfam Gender & Protection team speak with people at the Filippiada camp in the Epirus Region of Northwest Greece.

Capitalising on research and translating it into action

Nina Gora, Gender lead at Oxfam in Greece, shares approaches for meaningful research dissemination that helps to reduce duplication and leads to collective action. ...

an interview with Oxfam's Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer in Beirut

Real geek: To cluster or not to cluster? Not to cluster...

Getting standard errors right is important for anyone trying to do quantitative impact evaluation. We want to know that any impacts of the project that we observe are real, rather than just the result...

Yacht killer statistic

Introducing our new case studies of Oxfam's research in practice

High quality research is an integral part of evidence-informed advocacy and development programming. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our new series of case studies, starting...

 Awareness raising exercise held by members of the local protection committee and womens association in Bangadi village, 2012

Looking back on community based protection in the DRC: Oxfam’s legacy

Five years after Oxfam's funding and support for community protection work in one part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had stopped, we wanted to find out if the work was still having...

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