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Date: Mar 2012

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Nidhi Tandon

The road to Rio +20: women and the green economy

What will Rio+20 mean for the many millions of poor women across the world, struggling with the effects of poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation? Nidhi Tandon, Gender & Development...

Rajamma by an Oxfam water tank in Kollam, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

World Water Day: how we're tackling the lack of sanitation faced by 2.6 billion people

Nearly 800 million people lack access to water and 2.6 billion to sanitation. Addressing the disparity in water and sanitation coverage is crucial to Oxfam's work, whether in humanitarian...

Installing the 'Protector' at Longtech, Kenya. Credit: Brian McSorley/Oxfam

Making lake water safe to drink – an innovative approach to tackling fluorosis

Oxfam is working with US engineers to develop a pioneering desalination solution in order to prive safe drinking water in rural Kenya. Brian McSorley reports on the pilot, in the last of his blog...

Solar-powered water pump in Turkana. Credit: Brian McSorley/Oxfam

Solar power – can it out-perform diesel when pumping water?

Brian McSorley on an Oxfam solar water pumping programme in arid northern Kenya that is testing - and sometimes overturning - assumptions about solar power, and finding that for many communities,...

Houses in Toxteth, Liverpool, Karen Robinson/Oxfam.

This budget is more of the same, and that’s bad news for poverty

It's been billed as a 'Robin Hood' budget but, as Moussa Haddad reports, today's budget does little to help the poorest in society who have been hit the hardest by the cuts to welfare...

Evans Garcon washes in a community water tap, set up with support from Oxfam, in Cap Haitien. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Water: time for solutions that focus on sanitation and not just access

Leslie Morris-Iveson reports on the World Water Forum, which took place in Marseille last week, and the news that the MDG on access to water has been reached early. But is it time to celebrate? ...

Jitegemee pilot

Jitegemee – using innovation to tackle the urban sanitation challenge

In the run up to World Water Day, Brian McSorley reports on an innovative approach to sanitation in informal urban environments.   ...

Pump at Akatarangok

In search of the perfect handpump

Broken handpumps are a regular sighting in rural Africa. However, as Brian McSorley reports, a new type of pump being piloted in Turkana is hoping to change this.   ...

A lady carries away her food rations at Oxfam feeding programme in Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Robin Hammond/Oxfam

What’s the point of overseas aid? Max Lawson versus Stephen Davies of the IEA

Max Lawson, Oxfam's Head of Public Policy and Advocacy, recently went head-to-head with Dr. Stephen Davies, Education Director, Institute of Economic Affairs on the benefit of overseas aid for...

Women's community meeting in Pakistan

Harnessing local activism - the impact of Women Leader Groups in Pakistan

Raising Her Voice (RHV) aims to promote the rights and capacity of poor women to engage effectively in governance at all levels. RHV projects run in 17 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America...