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Date: Feb 2014

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Getting real about UK hunger

Last week was a busy one for debates on food poverty, from the Church weighing in on the debate to the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into issue. Ruth Jackson writes about why Oxfam thinks...

Building a social contract in South Sudan

Long term governance programming in fragile contexts is painstaking but rewarding work. Rama Anthony shares experiences from South Sudan and explains why development efforts should focus on...

Behind the brands campaign poster

Behind the Brands: what progress one year on?

In February 2013 we launched an ambitious campaign using the power of consumers and investors to hold the world's biggest food and drinks companies to account for what happens in their supply...

Rice project beneficiary Susana Edwards, aged 50 works in her rice fieldin the Pouh Town area of Grand Gedeh county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Eradicating hunger in West Africa: learning from Brazil

Next week, see the launch of the West Africa Zero Hunger Initiative in Accra, Ghana. Here, Jérôme Gérard shares his hopes that West Africa can learn from Brazil's strategy which has seen 28 million...

Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...

Fighting inequality starts with housing

As housing costs in the UK spiral out of control, Chris Johnes thinks the time has come for tougher rules to prevent the wealthiest from making housing unaffordable for the majority of people.  ...

Charitable, 45 runs a canteen or small restaurant, she has four children and is pregnant with a fifth. Her house collapsed into a heap of rubble during the earthquake. Now, she’s re-opened in a makeshift spot across the street. Credit:Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Gender and Rights: our Quick Guides to success

How can you incorporate gender considerations into humanitarian, development and campaigns work? As Jemma Stringer explains, if you're pushed for time reading a Quick Guide would be a good start. ...

A Roma family in their dilapidated flat in Govanhill,Glasgow. Andy Hall/Oxfam

What will it take to really tackle inequality?

Economic growth and poverty reduction do not always go hand in hand. Katherine Trebeck argues that if we're serious about tackling inequality we need to rethink our economic model. ...

"Pour l'honneur du Mali". A group of displaced women is leaving a community meeting about their situation and their hopes for returning home, Bamako, 2013. Credit: Oxfam/Vincent Tremeau

Hopes for the new Malian government

Elections in 2013 restored democratic order in Mali. Now the new government needs to bring about justice, reconciliation and development. Our briefing paper identifies key governance...

UK housing strategy will let the poor fall through the cracks

From April this year, the UK government will cap overall spending on welfare. Chris Johnes hoped this would encourage government departments to invest in long-term programmes tackling poverty to...