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Date: May 2014

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Families take boats to flooded villages, Dadu District, Pakistan, 2010. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

How livelihoods were saved in Pakistan's 2010 floods

Every year Oxfam undertakes rigorous evaluations of a sample of its programmes worldwide and publishes the resulting effectiveness reviews here on the Policy & Practice website. In this post...

Razia laying out chilies to dry in the family compound. Char Atra, Bangladesh. Credit: Shehab Uddin / DRIK / Oxfam GB

How and why does Oxfam invest in small businesses?

At Oxfam we know that business has a major role to play in overcoming poverty, so we set up a programme to identify business opportunities in poor communities and support them to become successful...

Noorkishili Naing’isa, a woman leader from Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Beyond the headcount: leadership for women's rights

Chloe Safier introduces a new guide to placing women's rights at the centre of development organisations and programmes. Transformative leadership goes beyond headcounts of women in senior positions,...

 Land being cleared and replanted with oil palms at the Butaw plantation in Sinoe County, Liberia (2014). Anna Fawcus/Oxfam America

Food and beverage industry must act on climate change

Climate change is threatening global food production, yet food companies are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. Here Danielle Smith our private sector policy officer...

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Credit: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

"Unless there is total peace I cannot go back"

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 thousands have died and more than a million people have fled their homes. Nyakuoth Kuony and her family are among the many South Sudanese...

French economist Thomas Piketty at the reading for his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on 18 April 2014 at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Should You Read Thomas Piketty on the Beach This Summer?

French economist Thomas Piketty at the reading for his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on 18 April 2014 at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Image by Sue Gardner. ...

Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Workers sort through the contents of a truck carrying waste arrives at the Jamaica dump in the middle of the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 2, 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

A child's guide to solving inequality

Children whose parents can't afford to pay school fees spend their days sorting through piles of rubbish in Mukuru, Nairobi. In the third of three blog posts about Mukuru Mora McLagan introduces...

Students play outside the Jaombi Foundation School in the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Jaombi: a school on the edge of the world

Mora McLagan reports from Mukuru, Nairobi in the second of three blog posts on urban inequality. Improved toilets and hand washing facilities make for healthier pupils in Jaombi school, but the children's...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...