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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...

Cotton farmer in Andhra Pradesh. Credit: Lucy Davies/Oxfam

Land acquisition in India: can the new Bill protect affected people?

As an important reform in India's land acquisition laws makes its way to the Parliament, Oxfam India's Lucy Dubochet asks whether the proposed bill will help protect affected people. ...

Beauty at work in her community in Bangladesh as part of the WE CAN campaign supported by Oxfam.

Tackling the evaluation challenge – how do we know if we're effective?

As Oxfam publishes its first batch of Project Effectiveness Reviews, Jennie Richmond, Head of our Programme Performance and Accountability team discusses the evaluation challenge facing...

A lady carries away her food rations at Oxfam feeding programme in Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Robin Hammond/Oxfam

Transparency take 2 – Oxfam publishes its second batch of IATI-compliant data

As Oxfam GB publishes its second batch of IATI-compliant data, Paul Clough explains our motivation for signing up to the transparency initiative. ...