official development assistance

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?

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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