A girl at school in Pakistan. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

‘Vote no to women graduates!’ Getting education right for women

Education is a fundamental human right, but what's needed to ensure a quality empowering education for all?  Gender & Development editor Caroline Sweetman introduces the Education...

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What's needed to improve business's role in development?

This week top business representatives meet in Mexico City to discuss how to make development more effective. The lack of financial transparency among companies involved in development initiatives...

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The World Economic Forum in the world's most unequal region

Last week Latin American economic elites met for the regional World Economic Forum in Panama. Here Francoise Vanni reflects on the meeting and the challenge of changing the dynamics of wealth and...

Jim Murphy in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Kent Truog CRS/ CAFOD.

What would DfID look like under Labour?

Oxfam's Head of UK Government Relations, Katy Wright, attended Jim Murphy's first speech as UK Shadow Development Secretary yesterday. Here, she gives a thumbs up to what she heard,...

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Public-private health partnerships: a warning from Lesotho

The Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, built under public-private partnership, has been described as a new era for healthcare in Africa. However, as Anna Marriott explains, the hospital's...

Rwandan refugees returning from camps in Tanzania in 1996. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Rwandan genocide: twenty years on

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the space of a hundred days. David Bryer was Oxfam director at the time, here he remembers what he describes as the lowest point in...

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Build back better: time for a new economic model

When politicians talk of economic recovery, how are they measuring success? Recovering the old economic model is not good enough says Katherine Trebeck, the economy needs to serve the people. ...

Balakammaiah, a farmer from  the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh whose crops have suffered as a result of climate change. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

5 lessons from the latest report on climate change

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today, reveals a grim picture of increasing extreme floods, drought, food shortages, conflict and economic damage. Here...

Oxfam workers in Gendrassa camp in South Sudan unload crates containing water pipes and motors that will provide clean water to thousands of refugees. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Are donors backtracking on country ownership?

We're still waiting for answers to this question, explains aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor. ...

Ipaishe cycles the 6 km to work on the land she now owns, Gutu District, Zimbabwe. Credit:Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Adapting to a hotter, hungrier world in Zimbabwe

As we launch our new briefing on the impact of climate change on hunger, John Magrath introduces Ipaishe, a Zimbabwean farmer who has experienced both the benefits and limitations of schemes that...

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