Subject: innovation

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Gulnara Ahmadov prepares her daughter Gulmira for school, Kelenterli, Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Who cares about care?

How can women fulfil their potential economically, socially, and politically if the majority of their time is tied up in unpaid household care duties? As part of our International Women's Day...

Women attend workshops as part of the AMAL programme in the West Bank. Credit: Oxfam

Amal: hope for the women of the Arab spring

Although women were at the forefront of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world, their voices are still not being heard in many areas. Here Serena Tramonti introduces our gender justice programme in...

Women carers from Pakistan who participated in the Raising Her Voice programme. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

Unpaid carers of the world, unite!

Unpaid care work is the major human rights issue that has too often gone unnoticed on the development agenda. Naomi Hossain, guest blogger from IDS, explains what needs to change. ...

Primary Healthcare Centre, Maharashtra State, India. Credit: Cecile Unternaehrer/Oxfam

Putting the public back into public services

As we launch Held to Account, Oxfam's new briefing paper on public service accountability, guest blogger from India Dr Abhay Shukla - activist, physician and public health specialist - calls...

Beatrice Quayee (R) and her family outside their home in River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Oxfam/Kieran Doherty

Care work discussions happening in rural communities?! What next?

On the day the UN launches a new report linking unequal care responsibilities to human rights, we are  publishing resources to help practitioners to address care work in local development. Here,...

Dadaab camp. Credit: Oxfam

Farewell Dadaab: leaving the world's biggest refugee camp after three years' work

Following on from World Humanitarian Day, Brian McSorley gives a personal view on leaving Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, after three years of managing Oxfam's refugee programme...

Milking it: How dairy farming is transforming lives for flood-hit women in Bangladesh

Following on from Saturday's International Day of Cooperatives, Norul Amin writes on how forming a producer group transformed the lives of women dairy farmers in a remote village  in Bangladesh. ...

Team Tiger’s Treasure Hunt in Ethiopia

Oxfam is always looking at new ways to improve sanitation in its programmes and the Tiger Worm Toilet is just one novel method that is currently being trialled. With an estimated 2.6 billion people...

Working in an apple orchard in Armenia

Three steps to developing workable ideas: explore, extract and enact

Where do new ideas come from? How do you produce an actionable, new idea? Nicholas Colloff outlines the 'explore, extract, enact' approach to innovation. ...

Installing the 'Protector' at Longtech, Kenya. Credit: Brian McSorley/Oxfam

Making lake water safe to drink – an innovative approach to tackling fluorosis

Oxfam is working with US engineers to develop a pioneering desalination solution in order to prive safe drinking water in rural Kenya. Brian McSorley reports on the pilot, in the last of his blog...

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