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Can civil society influence elections?

It's a question asked by activists around the world: how to influence politicians and their election pledges? Here, Awa Faly Ba and Jérôme Gérard share lessons from West Africa. ...

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...

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...

Chum Kor helps her daughter with her homework in Kampong Tong Province, Cambodia. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Women and girls: the smart choice and the right choice

Oxfam's Deputy International Director Sue Turrell reflects on the Secretary of State for Development's Speech on women and girls. ...

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Sahel Crisis: A crucial conference

On Monday 18 June a high level meeting on the Sahel food crisis is being held in Brussels. This is a crucial opportunity for governments to show they are giving their fair share towards the food...