Date: Feb 2013

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Lessons learned from a year of advocacy impact evaluation

Evaluation gurus Kimberly Bowman and Claire Hutchings reflect on what Oxfam has learnt in our efforts to monitor the effectiveness of our advocacy campaigns. ...

Go behind the brands you buy

Horsemeat scandal got you wondering where your food really comes from? Well, we've got good news and bad news. The good news: Oxfam has just released a simple way for you to find out which...

Le Thi Ban, a shop keeper in Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam. Credit: Abbie Trayler Smith/Oxfam

Living wages, not minimum wages – an issue for the UK as well as Viet Nam

Labour rights issues revealed in our recent report on Unilever in Viet Nam can be found much closer to home, say guest bloggers Catherine Howarth and Ania Klis of FairPensions. ...

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

Aid: a musty relic of a bygone age, or a lifesaver needed today?

Ben Phillips gives a personal reflection on the struggle for aid justice and why the time is right to give aid the credit it deserves.   ...

Hom Market, Hanoi, Viet Nam (2008). Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Is Unilever setting an example for others to follow?

Oxfam's recent report on labour rights in Unilever's supply chain in Viet Nam revealed a gap between policy and implementation, but the company's commitment to transparency sets an example...

With CSO partner in Rumbeck, South Sudan

Finding CSO partners when civil society has been weakened by war

After a difficult start, Oxfam's fragile states project Within and Without the State has been making significant and exciting progress in South Sudan over the last few months. The team are...

Twisted rules and land deals

If you had bags full of money and wanted to buy land, where would you go for a good deal? If you're only looking for ways to make a good profit and control your risk exposure, surely you would...

Young workers discuss their labour rights with support from Oxfam, Bac Ninh province, Viet Nam. Credit: Oxfam/Abbie-Trayler-Smith

High ideals and hiccups – three wishes for Unilever and employers everywhere

Applause today must go to Unilever's courageous decision to allow Oxfam unfettered access to its operations and supply chain in Vietnam. This has resulted in a new report that reveals both...

Monitoring the production line for dishwasher liquid bottles. Credit: Unilever Viet Nam

Oxfam and Unilever – no longer such strange bedfellows?

Oxfam GB has today published a groundbreaking report on labour rights in Unilever's supply chain. It is groundbreaking not so much because of its content (although as the project's technical...

Launch of the G20

The Group of 20: advancing the constitutional agenda for women in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is currently re-writing its constitution and women in Zimbabwe have seized the opportunity to push for equality and women's rights. ...