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Date: Jan 2017

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A young boy stands in the smoke  near Qayyarah, Iraq, which  set on fire by ISIS in September 2016.  Picture taken on December 2, 2016.

The day after ISIS in Iraq

Maya Mailer, Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns, argues that the challenges facing Iraq go beyond Isis' presence and that we must plan beyond short-term militarism to create a new, peaceful...

IDPs wait in line to receive aid at an Oxfam distribution. The unconditional cash transfer is for the most vulnerable people affected by the current war in the country. Khamer  district, Yemen

Cash transfers: a catalogue of solutions

ICT in Programme Humanitarian Advisor, Anna Kondakhchyan reflects on an exciting new initiative designed to help practitioners navigate the ins and outs of electronic cash transfers. ...

Participants at the Women's March on London, 21st January 2017

A manifesto for a new era - or seven reasons why the Women’s March was different

Nikki van der Gaag reflects on her experience of the Women's March on London; why Oxfam supported it, why it was different from past events and where we can go from here. ...

Some of the 70 participants at network sharing events in Armenia, Dec 2016

What makes networks tick? Learning from (a lot of) experience

When are networks the right response to a development challenge (as opposed to a monumental talking shop and more hot air than action)?  Andrew Wells-Dang, Stéphanie de Chassy, Benoit Trudel,...

Assessing the impact of inclusive governance on resilience in Myanmar with a Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach

Real Geek: Walking the talk with Participatory Impact Assessment Learning Approach (PIALA) in Myanmar

Adinda Van Hemelrijck reflects on how we adapted PIALA for an impact evaluation in Myanmar. ...

Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Helen Ewoton bathes her grandchild in her compound in the village of Nawoyatir in the Lapur district of Lokitaung in Turkana north, Kenya. (Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam)

Real Geek: Measuring time - comparing questionnaire designs

Simone Lombardini compares duration, estimates and enumerator's bias from two different time-use survey modules from the same impact evaluation survey in Indonesia. ...

Discussions at Awash stakeholder engagement even

Research-into-Use for climate change adaptation

Sue Moore explains the use of Research-into-Use and explores what this means for researchers, practitioners and ultimately, those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. ...

Neem Mibimba, 28 is President of the Women's Forum

Lessons from Oxfam’s Her Series: Priorities for women’s economic empowerment in 2017

Claudia Canepa and Caroline Green reflect back on our Her Series blog, which highlighted opinions, research and learning on women's economic empowerment. Here they outline the key lessons...

Enough! Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

This is not bad luck it is sexist violence

Damaris Ruiz, Coordinator of Women's Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the social acceptance of violence against women and what we can do to end it.  ...