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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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A new standard for humanitarian action

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) has been developed to rally all humanitarian actors around a single standard of humanitarian action, and thereby improve performance. Nigel Timmins, Deputy Humanitarian...

Umbrellas for chlorinators and Blue Flag volunteers at Oral Rehydration Points, Freetown, Sierra Leone (2012). Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Aid in challenging times: where next for UK development assistance?

What does UK development assistance look like at the end of 2014? What does 2015 hold in store? And what can the UK do to remain truly pro-poor in its work? Nicola McIvor, Oxfam's Development...

Protestors in Mexico, a mass grave has been found outside Iguala after 43 students went missing. Photo credit: Reuters

Power to the people: how civil society protects human rights

When civil society is threatened so are human rights. To mark the UN's Human Rights Day, Jacky Repila takes the pulse of civil society around the world and comes away both worried and heartened. ...

The New Urban: Towards progressive secondary cities (Edited by Jorge Carrillo Rodriguez)

The new urban: the rise of secondary cities in Asia

The Asia Development Dialogue forum was created to promote analysis and debate on largely unaddressed issues surrounding development in Asia. Here, Paht Tan-Attanawin introduces The New Urban,...

 MP/public dialogue arranged by a WWS partner in South Sudan February 2013. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Promoting active citizenship in fragile states - four lessons

Is long term programming possible in fragile states? For the last three years we've been working with civil society in South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territory and...

Fighting for political participation in Tunisia

On April 23 dozens of Tunisian women gathered in front of the National Assembly in the capital to protest against moves to curtail women's rights and ensure that women enjoy equal representation...

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87 seconds to capture five years of change. Can it be done?

It may not have had a red carpet premiere, but as Jacky Repila explains, the Raising Her Voice animation, launched this week is cause for celebration. Here, she gives us her guide to the making of...

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