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Quick Guide to Power Analysis

Quick Guide to Power Analysis
3 pages

Publication date
21 Feb 2014

Oxfam GB

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Oxfam’s work is based on the understanding that unequal power relations are one of the main underlying causes of poverty and suffering. One of Oxfam’s aims is to transform power relations, so that poor men and women have greater influence over the policies, structures and social norms that affect their lives. However, unequal power relations manifest themselves in many different ways: from unfair trade regulations that disproportionately benefit rich countries, to the social norms that cause young girls to suffer malnutrition because they are only allowed to eat after their brothers have had their fill. 

KeywordsPower anaylsis