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The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani district, Marsabit county. Photo: Jack Owuor/The Star Newspaper

Blog: 4 critical steps to ensure international aid works for the poorest people

With the credibility and impact of development aid at stake, the status quo just isn’t an option - it’s time for a more radical rethink.

Oxfam staff deliver food to people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 2018. Photo: Alain Nking/Oxfam

Blog: Why 2019 is a Make-or-Break Year for International Aid

International development aid is in danger, as the boundary between aid and commercial transactions gets blurred. Can this trend be reversed?

Valerie Mukangerero walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, eastern Rwanda. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam: Strengthening our roots

This past year the Oxfam confederation reached more people than ever before – 22.3 million – the majority women and girls. We did this largely via partnerships with more than 7,300 organizational allies around the world, helping them too to strengthen the ways they influence their own decision-makers. 

Hasina Begum, Bangladesh, has had to move several times because of river erosion. Photo: Dan Chung/Oxfam

Blog: Climate change is a symptom of our broken economy

Oxfam has been warning for years that climate change would put the fight against hunger back by decades. It's now happening before our eyes. Winnie Byanyima writes from the Global Climate Action Summit 2018, to amplify the voices of those most affected by climate change.

Photos: March in South Africa, for Tobeka, who passed away in 2017, after being unable to afford the high price of cancer medicine.

Blog: World Cancer Day 2018: It’s time to bring down the price of medicines

This World Cancer Day, people across the globe must unite to push for tough actions by governments and UN bodies to change the system that leads to high medicine prices, which prevent patients from getting the treatment that can save their lives.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

Blog: The top 7 questions you asked about the new Oxfam inequality report

Our new inequality report reveals how our economy is delivering billions for those at the top by exploiting millions of ordinary workers at the bottom. Here are some of the most interesting questions we’ve been asked about it, and our answers.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

Blog: What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.

Don’t be fooled. What has become increasingly clear over the years, is that there’s no way we’re going to end poverty unless we tackle extreme wealth too.

A father holds his daughter as he stands on a site from which local residents have recently been evicted to make way for new developments, close to luxury apartments in North Jakarta. Credit: Tiara Audina/Oxfam

Blog: The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing

The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.

Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014

Blog: Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries?

If the current reform of Official Development Assistance is not combined with the required criteria and safeguards – established in consultation with governments and citizens in the South – it is likely to be to the detriment of the poorest.

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Blog: It's not really about Oxfam's shocking inequality stat—or is it?

Oxfam’s recent assessment on the growing global

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