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Jim Murphy in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Kent Truog CRS/ CAFOD.

What would DfID look like under Labour?

Oxfam's Head of UK Government Relations, Katy Wright, attended Jim Murphy's first speech as UK Shadow Development Secretary yesterday. Here, she gives a thumbs up to what she heard,...

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. ...

DFID development tracker

An open data revolution, but what's next?

An open data revolution has taken place in the aid transparency world in the past two years, but the story doesn't end there. Today's guest bloggers, Roy Trivedy and Mike Battcock from...

Aid distributed by Oxfam's partner Abhigyan Disha, following floods in Bihar, India, 2007. Credit: Ian Bray/Oxfam GB

Who you gonna call? Partnerships in emergency response

From local groups to international tech, Nigel Timmins, Oxfam GB's Deputy Humanitarian Director, emphasises the importance of making all kinds of partnerships work in humanitarian responses. ...

Blanca (left) and Carla (right) Tuguango, Ecuador, 2010. Cecilia Puebla/Oxfam

Can taxation reduce inequality? Lessons from Ecuador

Has Ecuador managed to fight inequality using tax reforms? As we publish three case studies on reducing inequality using development finance, Susana Ruiz Rodriguez shares lessons from Ecuador. ...

MDG spending infographic

Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

Government Spending Watch, a site that collates MDG spending, launches today. Guppi Bola and Rachel Bladon explain how this powerful tool will be critical in holding governments to account....

People gather around destroyed buildings following an attack of jet fighters in Al-Wakalat street, the Al-Sukkari quarter, Aleppo, Syria, 07 April 2013. EPA/LUAY ABU AL-JOUD

Syria: the world must unite

The human cost of Syria's conflict has risen beyond all expectations. There are already more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Inside Syria itself, 6.8 million people...

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...

Oxfam/SCF food supplies leaving Dessie, Wollo, Ethiopia, November 1987. Credit: Jenny Matthews/Oxfam

70 years of change – Oxfam and the evolving nature of humanitarianism

Humanitarianism has evolved in the 70 years since Oxfam was first formed in response to famine in war-torn Europe. Ed Cairns traces this change and  notes that it must continue to change...

Alice collecting some of her ground nut crop, Copperbelt, Zambia (2006). © Emma Walsh/Oxfam

Keeping aid promises – Busan in a nutshell

Gregory Adam's, Director of Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam America introduces Oxfam's new Briefing Busan in a Nutshell: What next for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation? ...