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Date: Nov 2011

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Dried reservoir of Lam Takhong Dam, in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. Credit: EPA/VINAI DITHAJOHN

Can Durban be the bridge to a better future on climate change?

Tim Gore, Oxfam's climate change policy adviser sets the scene for this week's climate summit in South Africa. ...

Oxfam water in Nowshera, following the 2010 Pakistan floods. Credit: Rebecca Wynn/Oxfam

Why data transparency matters in the countdown to Busan

Ahead of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Oxfam has become one of the first INGOs to publish our data to IATI, the International Aid Transparency Initiative standard. Paul...

We Can Change Makers in Sri Lanka

Eliminating violence against women – the ‘most pervasive human rights violation in the world’

On the UN's International Day for the Elimination of all Violence against Women, Suzanne Williams celebrates the achievements of the 'We Can' campaign and the launch of its Global Network. ...

Students from Bat Xat school

All change – the challenge of changing focus

Vietnam Education Programme Coordinator, Le Gia Thang, explores the challenges faced with moving a programme's focus from service delivery to governance. ...

Hasina Begum, from Char Atra island, Shariatpur, Bangladesh, who has been forced to move home five times due to river erosion

Climate change adaption in South Asia

Many communities in South Asia are coping with the impacts of climate change, Charlotte Sterrett draws conclusions about the most effective approaches to adaptation. ...

Villagers leaving a flood-affected village in Assam, northeast India, October 2008

Floodaid – rapid response in a digital age

When floods hit Queensland, Australia, in 2010 and 2011, the digital community responded with a unique approach to disaster relief. ...

Women from a gardening cooperative in Banibangou, Niger

The water crisis – the case for local resource management

Has the role of local communities in water management been undervalued? Leslie Morris-Iveson highlights the importance of a community-based approach. ...

Glasgow housing estate

Whose economy? Exposing the trickle down myth

Anti-poverty policies that focus on economic growth, to the detriment of social cohesion and sustainability, are doing little to eradicate poverty, even in one of the world's richest nations. ...