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Liberians read the Daily Talk chalk board on the Ebola outbreak situation in the capital Monrovia, Liberia, 09 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola: how Oxfam is responding in Liberia

With Liberia currently experiencing the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, we asked Cathy Stephens of the Liberia WASH Consortium to explain the impact of the epidemic and how the...

Youth campaigners take part in an artistic event to raise awareness around health issues among their peers in Say, Niger. Credit: Moussa Abdou, Oxfam.

Raising voices, demanding rights – Youth Day 2014

The late, great Nelson Mandela once said: "young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom." For International Youth...

Nepali youth campaigners take part in a Participatory Video advocacy workshop to improve rights to health services. Credit: Jean-Luc Blakey, Oxfam

Lights, camera, action: raising youth voice through video

How can young people in developing countries take action over issues that affect them? Imogen Davies explains how our My Rights, My Voice programme is supporting under 25s to convey advocacy messages...

Single mother Joyce with her baby son Prince whom she delivered in the local hospital thanks to the free healthcare provided to pregnant women in Ghana. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Policy makers are not blind to evidence

Regular readers of this blog will know that Oxfam has adopted a Global Performance Framework, which, among other things, involves the random selection of samples of closing or sufficiently mature...

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...

Lining up life and economy to create a good society

I did a bit of thinking over the summer. Mulling over ideas such as what is 'good development'? What is a good society? What is 'good growth' rather than just recovery of the old...

Baby Zaza Ekatashvili in Tkviavi clinic, Georgia. Credit: Justyna Mielnikiewicz/Oxfam

Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind

In the name of Universal Health Coverage, some donors and governments are promoting health insurance schemes that leave the poor behind. Here, Anna Marriott calls instead for tax reform...

Tackling poverty needs 'radical action', not more economic failure

Government action on poverty and inequality tinkers around the edges of our economy but success depends on more radical measures, writes Judith Robertson, head of Oxfam Scotland. ...

Humankind Index: our new approach to measuring prosperity, one year on

As the G8 leaders prepare to gather in Belfast and there are renewed calls to look beyond GDP, Oxfam Scotland releases its second Humankind Index (HKI) results, an attempt to do just that. ...

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....