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Sukitha has worked at Oxfam's dairy co-op in Muruganwr, Sri Lanka since 2009. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Social investing in Asia - does it need to be more courageous?

There's a growing interest in ethical investment in Asia but funds are still reluctant to risk investing in fledgling rural enterprises. Here Kim Sophastienphong, Enterprise Development Programme...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

A Financial Transactions Tax but is it fit for Robin Hood?

After four years of campaigning, a Financial Transaction Tax is likely to be introduced by 11 European countries next week. But Inequality Public Campaign Manager Adam Musgrave, asks whether European...

Lesotho health budget diagram

Public-private health partnerships: a warning from Lesotho

The Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, built under public-private partnership, has been described as a new era for healthcare in Africa. However, as Anna Marriott explains, the hospital's...

Baby Zaza Ekatashvili in Tkviavi clinic, Georgia. Credit: Justyna Mielnikiewicz/Oxfam

Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind

In the name of Universal Health Coverage, some donors and governments are promoting health insurance schemes that leave the poor behind. Here, Anna Marriott calls instead for tax reform...

Why is HMRC in the dock?

Chris Johnes argues that as services disappear and the economy stagnates, we could all be paying the price for keeping big UK businesses sweet. ...

Income tax square on a monopoly board Credit: Money matters

Money or mirage? How to make sure people working on low incomes actually benefit from being taken out of income tax

The Coalition Government's flagship policy on raising the income tax threshold to £10,000 has proven to be both expensive and popular. Its stated purpose is to put more money in the...

The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain became a tax haven for fat cats and big business, by Richard Brooks

The deep levels of economic pain and austerity that are currently felt by so many people across the UK started in 2007 with the first banking crash. Many have argued that the roots of disaster were...

Fishermen carry a boat in Indonesia. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Should we (and everyone in Davos) worry about extreme wealth?

First posted on From Poverty to Power, Duncan Green on how we cannot afford to ignore the extreme inequality produced by extreme wealth.  ...

Bulldozers destroying homes to clear the land in the Polochic Valley. Guatemala. March 2011. Credit: Oxfam

Time to stop the global land rush

As banks and private investors scramble to buy land in the developing world, vulnerable people are losing their homes and livelihoods. Oxfam's Kate Geary explains how and why the World Bank can...

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