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24 July 2014 | Ed Pomfret | Blog channel: General
 
Early warnings need to result in early action in SomaliaLast week marked three years since the UN declared famine in Somalia. The catastrophe facing the Somali people three years ago ended in at...
Displaced people in a camp near Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam
17 July 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | 3 | Blog channel: General
 
It could be the opportunity of a generation.The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven...
Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam
15 May 2014 | Stella Madete | Blog channel: General
 
Sports can be used as a tool for change to address social issues, including water and sanitation issues.
Football players chasing the ball in the sand
8 May 2014 | Claire Godfrey | Blog channel: General
 
Oxfam’s report showing how developing countries have been marginalised in the process of reforming the rules for taxing multinational enterprises has been well received – unsurprisingly, perhaps,...
2 May 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | Blog channel: General
 
After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all.
24 April 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | 1 | Blog channel: General
 
Earlier this month - on Sunday evening, April 6 to be exact - Nigeria suddenly became Africa’s largest economy. Using new data, Nigeria recalculated its GDP and overnight its wealth shot up by 90% to...
15 April 2014 | Guest Blogger | Blog channel: General
 
In the current discussions around this week’s first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, transparency, accountability, and inclusion are not being...
8 April 2014 | Francoise Vanni | Blog channel: General
 
This year the World Economic Forum (or WEF) for the Latin America region was held in Panama. A country where growth levels, which are among the 20 highest in the world, have gone hand in hand with an...
20 March 2014 | Natalia Alonso | 1 | Blog channel: General
 
It is a shocking indictment of the system that the 85 richest people on the planet own as much money as the world’s bottom half, and in Europe the top 10 richest people have a combined wealth of €...
14 February 2014 | Rym Khadhraoui | Blog channel: General
 
In January 2014, following four drafts and two years of commissions and tension, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Tunisia ratified its new Constitution. The NCA was instituted by Tunisia’s...
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