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Date: Sep 2015

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The community of Akatakyieso in Ghana has been affected by gold mining by Anglo Gold Ashanti. Most of the farmers in the community lost access to their fields and received inadequate compensation. The mining activity affected the forest surrounding the village, and destroyed their water resources and access to forest products. Villagers are also concerned about the effects that blasting will have on their buildings. Credit: Oxfam

More consultation, less exploitation: the extractive industries and community consent

The relationship between the extractive industries and affected communities is too often characterized by exploitation and conflict. Michelle Katz and Augustine Niber explain how a report on the...

A map of Europe which has been colour graded, countries with higher levels of income inequality are red and countries with lower levels of income inequality are blue. Copyright: OpenStreetMap contributors

Inequality measures and metrics - what makes Slovenia stand out?

Following our recently published report on inequality in Europe, Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research at Oxfam, looks at the inequality data for Slovenia. She finds that Slovenia outperforms...

Sukitha, a member of a dairy cooperative which Oxfam helped set up in Muruganwr Si Lanka, buying fruit and vegetables at a local shop. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Business and development: fashion, unbridled enthusiasm and cold showers

This week, the UN Private Sector Forum will discuss the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here Erinch Sahan, Private Sector Policy Adviser,...

Why the moral imperatives for women's empowerment trump economic reasons

What are the effects of inequitable economic growth on gender inequality? Researcher, Daria Ukhova, shares evidence of how income inequalities in emerging economies can exacerbate inequalities between...

Using Last Mile Mobile Solutions to register people in Ethiopia. Credit: Laura Eldon

What ICTs can do for humanitarian programmes

In an era of ever increasing humanitarian disasters and constantly evolving digital technology, Oxfam is gathering evidence about how Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) can improve the...

ACCRA and Challenge Fund country teams gathered in December 2014 in Uganda to share experiences and learning about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programming. Credit: Audrey Lejeune/Oxfam

Top tips for organising a successful programme learning event

Bringing together people who work in development to share experiences can make us better at overcoming poverty. But to be effective the event must be timely and relevant. Here Audrey Lejeune, Programme...

Millions of Yemenis are suffering from a water crisis and have to walk long distances to collect a few litres of water for their families, July 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Yemenis need aid not arms

The UK lobbied for years for the Arms Trade Treaty that came into force last December. But at the first test of the new law, it has turned a blind eye to mounting evidence of potential misuse of...

While some people forge ahead, others are left behind by society. Brussels, April 2015, in the area of the Stock Exchange Building (2015). Photo: Ximena Echague/Oxfam

An unequal union: startling new research into European inequality

The European Union is home to more billionaires than ever before, while at the same time the proportion of people at risk of poverty is on the increase and two thirds of people believe that...

Members of the Kibabi WASH Committee Meeting (men and women) 04 November - North Kivu, Eastern Congo. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Women, men and poverty: an introduction to gender justice

When it comes to poverty and gender inequalities everyone loses out - women, men, boys, girls, communities, the economy, the environment - the list goes on. But it doesn't have to be like this....

Highlights

Top five back to school reads

Been away? Here are some of the most thought provoking aid and development blogs of the summer which we think you need to read. Including guest posts from ODI, Bond and the Leonard Cheshire Disability...