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 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...

Cotton Growers meeting with Oxfam team and Sarvodaya Youth organization (Oxfam partner)  Peddapur village, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam GB

Six practical resources for doing gender and MEL, better

As we launch the new issue of Gender & Development, which focuses on monitoring, learning and evaluation (MEL), Global Gender MEL Adviser, Kimberly Bowman offers her top resources for gendered...

 Herethay Katakpah (red), the Community Education Mobiliser (CEM) from Yawerlee Elementary School encouraging Nyamah Smo (white) to send her daughter Annie Boakar, 6, (Nursery 2) to school.Yawerlee, Suakoko District, Bong County, Liberia. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam GB

Monitoring, evaluation and learning – why it’s an activist’s best friend

Why is Gender & Development focusing on monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) this issue? Editor Caroline Sweetman explains how gender sensitive MEL can support women's empowerment as...

Oxfam workers in Gendrassa camp in South Sudan unload crates containing water pipes and motors that will provide clean water to thousands of refugees. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Are donors backtracking on country ownership?

We're still waiting for answers to this question, explains aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor. ...

"Pour l'honneur du Mali". A group of displaced women is leaving a community meeting about their situation and their hopes for returning home, Bamako, 2013. Credit: Oxfam/Vincent Tremeau

Hopes for the new Malian government

Elections in 2013 restored democratic order in Mali. Now the new government needs to bring about justice, reconciliation and development. Our briefing paper identifies key governance...

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...

Oxfam provides emergency relief for people in Uttarakhand, India, who have been displaced by heavy flooding in July 2013.

As easy as 1,2,3? Lessons from publishing to the IATI standard

How does aid money get spent? The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a data standard designed to make this question easier to answer. Here, Alison Peacock shares her lessons of making...

The Upper Nile refugee crisis - a view from the ground

For its size, the humanitarian response to the Upper Nile State refugee crisis was one of the most expensive in the world,  but what did it look like on the ground? Away from the chaos of flooding...

All stations to aid: Global Humanitarian Assistance’s new interactive guide

Senior policy adviser Ed Cairns casts his eye over the latest resource for making sense of humanitarian funding.  ...

Voluntary members of the Oxfam water and sanitation committee in Jamam refugee camp, South Sudan. Credit: John Ferguson/Oxfam

Tackling poor governance — where to begin?

People's ability to claim their rights is hampered by poorly governed or weak institutions. On the UN's Human Rights Day, we're launching a new tool to help practitioners to plan programmes...