Subject: governance

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School children in India. Credit: Oxfam India

For richer or poorer: from Brazil to Indonesia

In the emerging economies the fruits of growth are too often not being shared with the majority of the population. Thomas Dunmore Rodriguez, National Influencing Adviser for Latin America, reveals...

Participants listening to President’s speech. Credit: Oxfam/Katha Haru

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and...

A meeting between MPS and villagers in Wulu, Lakes State, South Sudan, facilitated through Oxfam's Within and without the State programme, which is funded by DFID, 2012

Local governance in South Sudan and Afghanistan

Annabel Morrisey is Programme Coordinator for the Within and Without the State programme which aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of civil society programming in fragile and conflict-affected...

A meeting between MPs and villagers in Wulu, Lakes State, South Sudan, facilitated through Oxfam's Within and without the State programme, which is funded by DFID, 2012. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

In the national interest: poverty, security and aid for fragile states

Following the UK government's announcement of an increase in spending on aid for fragile states Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy & Influencing Director, Francoise Vanni,  outlines...

Safia Iminetras with Marcel Khalife. Credit: Dima Karim/Oxfam

Me, Marcel and five inspiring Moroccan women leaders

On the International Day of Rural Women Laurie Adams, Oxfam's Women's Rights Director, shares the stories of five inspiring women leaders she met on a recent trip to Morocco, accompanying...

MP/public dialogue, Wulu, Lakes State. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Six lessons on how to support change in South Sudan

What does active citizenship look like in a conflict affected state like South Sudan? Richard Chilvers, WWS Learning and Communications Officer, draws on the experience of Oxfam's partners to...

Small farmer that produces corn struggles to survive during the worst drought of the past 47 years in Coiceio do Coit, Bahia, Brazil (2011).

Bringing 'the environment' back down to earth

Today is UN World Environment Day, but unlike other more straightforward occasions, it is not always clear just how to celebrate this one. Here, Daniel Morchain suggests some possible ways that those...

Abigail looks out over the land around her house, she is one of an estimated 3000 poor farmers and fisher folk at risk from a  development in Aurora province, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Land policy makers need to focus on how change happens

As delegates start filing in for the World Bank's annual Land and Poverty Conference, Ross Clarke explains why a critical point of discussion should be the divergence between land policy 'the...

Focus group discussion, North Kivu, DRC (2014). Credit: Phil Moore.

Raising women's voices in the DRC: challenges and revelations

For the fourth year in a row, Oxfam has conducted a survey of community protection needs and concerns in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), North Kivu and...

Peace campaigner and marathon runner Julius Arile with his family and neighbours in his home village (2012). Sven Torfinn/Oxfam

14 ways to better promote active citizenship

Oxfam's active citizenship case studies employ a 'theory of change approach' to explore how change happens in different contexts. They cover a wide range of programmes, both in terms...

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