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Date: Oct 2013

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Primary Healthcare Centre, Maharashtra State, India. Credit: Cecile Unternaehrer/Oxfam

Putting the public back into public services

As we launch Held to Account, Oxfam's new briefing paper on public service accountability, guest blogger from India Dr Abhay Shukla - activist, physician and public health specialist - calls...

Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit – but the government can change that

As the government's Universal Credit initiative to combine several welfare payments into one goes into its next phase, Caroline Davey from Gingerbread talks about the negative impact that it...

David a fisherman and a member of the Agta-Dumagat indigenous community, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Can we use the wisdom of the crowd to build resilience?

In the first in a series of blog posts Dante Dalabajan,  project manager of an Oxfam GB adaptation programme in the Philippines, reflects on the importance of consulting local communities....

Have we tipped the balance?

To celebrate World Food Day, we are releasing Tipping the Balance - 2012's report on agricultural investment and market governance - as an eBook. Maria Michalopoulou ponders how the debate...

Small is beautiful on World Food Day

With 'Sustainable Food Systems' the theme of this year's World Food Day, Erinch Sahan reminds both governments and private sector investors of their duty to actively support small-scale...

Lining up life and economy to create a good society

I did a bit of thinking over the summer. Mulling over ideas such as what is 'good development'? What is a good society? What is 'good growth' rather than just recovery of the old...

Cousins Rebecca (left) and Mariam in Satkhira Bangladesh June 2009, one week after Cycline Aila. Credit: Mahmud/Oxfam

In double jeopardy: adolescent girls and disasters

On the International Day of the Girl Child Tess Dico-Young welcomes the findings from a new report by Plan International on the need to better address the needs of adolescent girls in humanitarian...

Baby Zaza Ekatashvili in Tkviavi clinic, Georgia. Credit: Justyna Mielnikiewicz/Oxfam

Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind

In the name of Universal Health Coverage, some donors and governments are promoting health insurance schemes that leave the poor behind. Here, Anna Marriott calls instead for tax reform...

The road outside the Scottish parliament building. Credit: Mike Grote flickr.com/photos/mikegrote

Looking beyond GDP with the Humankind Index

As we launch the Humankind Index policy assessment tool, guest bloggers Charles Seaford and Juliet Michaelson of the new economics foundation explain how the Humankind Index is helping to make...

Beatrice Quayee (R) and her family outside their home in River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Oxfam/Kieran Doherty

Care work discussions happening in rural communities?! What next?

On the day the UN launches a new report linking unequal care responsibilities to human rights, we are  publishing resources to help practitioners to address care work in local development. Here,...