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Date: Aug 2013

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A Guatemalan woman sorts corn at her home in the village of Willywood. Credit: Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

Closing the policy gap for small-scale farmers in Guatemala

In the second of a series of posts exploring the impact of government policy on small-scale agriculture, Celeste Molina asks what is needed for Guatemala's small farmers to fulfil their...

Nigerian smallholder farmer

So, why aren’t policy levers helping small farmers in Nigeria?

In 2012 Oxfam and IIED joined forces to create Tipping the Balance a global report exploring the connection between the policy and practice of investment and market governance in small...

Dadaab camp. Credit: Oxfam

Farewell Dadaab: leaving the world's biggest refugee camp

Following on from World Humanitarian Day, Brian McSorley gives a personal view on leaving Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, after three years of managing Oxfam's refugee programme...

Community disaster preparedness in Bangladesh. Credit: Kenny Rae/ Oxfam America

What would I want in their shoes? 25 years of humanitarianism

On World Humanitarian Day we pay tribute to our colleagues working in the field, but also to the people and communities that they work with. People who daily show enormous resilience in the face...

Abdullah Ampilan in Warrap State, South Sudan

Close calls as an aid worker — just don't tell my mother...

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, we asked Abdullah Ampilan what life is like as an aid worker. Here, he shares some of the scrapes he has encountered in the line of duty. But, please, no one mention...

Marie Carmel Lindor with her son Christopher, 6 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: Diana Hernandez Cordero/Oxfam

Making markets work in emergencies — and everyday life

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, we're looking at different aspects of humanitarian work and how it is evolving to better meet people's needs. Here, Carol Brady explains the value...

Mother and baby in a hospital in Niger

"A maternity unit to save our mothers, wives and sisters." Young people leading change in Niger

As we celebrate International Youth Day, Weifane Ibrahim explains how young people are leading change in rural Niger with the support of Oxfam's My Rights, My Voice project. ...

Blanca (left) and Carla (right) Tuguango, Ecuador, 2010. Cecilia Puebla/Oxfam

Can taxation reduce inequality? Lessons from Ecuador

Has Ecuador managed to fight inequality using tax reforms? As we publish three case studies on reducing inequality using development finance, Susana Ruiz Rodriguez shares lessons from Ecuador. ...

Oxfam provides emergency relief for people in Uttarakhand, India, who have been displaced by heavy flooding in July 2013.

As easy as 1,2,3? Lessons from publishing to the IATI standard

How does aid money get spent? The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a data standard designed to make this question easier to answer. Here, Alison Peacock shares her lessons of making...