Water pipe laying in Turkana. Credit: SWIFT's Oxfam team in Kenya

Fit for purpose or fit for payment?

Should payment by results be the new normal in programme funding? In this guest post, Nathaniel Mason, Research Fellow at the ODI, considers the experience of the SWIFT Consortium (Sustainable...

Indramaya Shrestha (63) searches for belongings in the remains of the collapsed building in which she lived with her brother-in-law and his family when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal, killing her brother-in-law and leaving the family homeless. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Local humanitarian agencies: still short-changed by the world’s humanitarian donors

Today we publish a new report, Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head, which argues that to remain effective the humanitarian system must change. Here Ed Cairns, Oxfam's senior policy adviser...

The women who are part of the Gbarlin Women’s co-operative rest in the shade after harvesting peppers on their farm near Kbor town, Mamb Kaba district, Margibi county, Liberia. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

The law of the land

For marginalised men, women and communities across the developing world the threat of land dispossession is all too real. Here Ross Clarke, Law and Justice Adviser, introduces the Community Land...

Emily Alpass demonstrates how to weed an organic paddy field. Credit: Tessa Bunney

Five issues the 2015 climate agreement needs to address

Small scale farmers in Asia and around the world are facing the stark reality of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. What issues do agricultural communities identify as most important to...

Photo: Jerik Tomada tends to his rice crop. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Weathering it out: climate change and farming in Asia

As extreme and unpredictable weather patterns have become the norm many farmers in Asia have used their initiative to diversify their crops and engage in experimentation. But, as Janice Ian Manlutac,...

Our Common Future under Climate Change International Scientific Conference. Credit: INRA/B. Nicolas

Our common future under climate change: where science meets social justice

What should our approach to climate change be? Is it time to elevate the importance of morals and ethics in climate change debates? Daniel Morchain, Global Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, reflects...

Support for everyday living. Credit: Leonard Cheshire Disability

The disability and development gap

Is development further disadvantaging people with disabilities? Nora Ellen Groce, Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London, recently...

Showing off a bumper crop of green vegetables at Mazuru market garden. Credit: John Magrath/ Oxfam

Solar irrigation and refrigeration - improving incomes in Zimbabwe

Solar energy is transforming livelihoods in Zimbabwe from labour saving irrigation for crops to refrigeration for fresh produce. In the third in a series of blog posts about the impact of solar energy,...

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives people to be supporters and what discourages them.

Building support for development: 10 years after Make Poverty History

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives...

Teacher Takuranavo Chivasa uses one of the schools computers in a lesson with pupils at Gomba High School. Credit: Oxfam/Innocent Katsande

Lighting up learning - getting connected in Zimbabwe

Have you ever heard of a solar powered school? John Magrath, Programme Researcher, explains how the installation of solar panels has enabled remote schools in Zimbabwe to enter the internet age and...

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