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Our methods, approaches and partnerships

Oxfam takes a rights-based approach to its development, humanitarian and campaign work. We believe that all people are entitled to decent work and income security and to essential services such as health and education, and that everyone should have gender equality, security from conflict and disasters, and be able to participate in social and political life. This section outlines some of the methods, approaches and partnerships we undertake to achieve these aims.

  • Accountability and transparency

    Afzal Ali (18), Climate Group Youth Welfare Association leader, with one of the members of his group. (Credit: Khaula Jamil/Oxfam Novib)

    We are committed to being transparent in our work and accountable to our stakeholders, including those living in poverty, our partners, staff, supporters and funders.

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  • Aid and development finance Aid and Development title icon

    Marie Blackburn, Oxfam Air Operations Manager, supervises the lift off of the Oxfam helicopter. (Pakistan, 2005)

    Good quality aid saves lives and helps people to work their way out of poverty. Without increased aid and debt relief, the Millennium Development Goals will not be met.

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  • ICT in Programme

    ICT in programme

    Exploring how applications of ICTs can enable Oxfam to enhance the quality, accessibility and efficiency of our programming.

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  • Partnerships

    Only through strong partnerships and collective action can we make a sustained and significant impact on poverty and injustice.

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  • Private sector Private Sector title icon

    Maize drying in Ethiopia.

    Business has great potential for alleviating poverty. We want to maximise the contribution that business can make towards poverty reduction.

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  • Programme quality

    Fishing in Madhya Pradesh, India

    We are committed to effectively capturing and communicating our work in order learn what does (and doesn't work) in our efforts to overcome poverty and suffering.

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  • Research

    Drying books in the sun in Vanuatu (Credit: Vlad Sokhin/Panos/OxfamAUS)

    Research enables Oxfam to plan strategically, campaign with credibility, and design and learn lessons from our programme work.

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  • Strategic funding partnerships

    Strategic funding partnerships

    Strategic, flexible funding from donors enables civil society organisations, like Oxfam, to operate more effectively and efficiently, to develop strategically, to take risks and innovate,

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