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Maize farmer Christina, 24, has two daughters, ages 6 and 3. "I have hope that one day we leave poverty behind." Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/Oxfam, Ghana

Blog: Here's how to get the best next World Bank president

The best way to find the right person to tackle the injustice of poverty is to raise our collective expectations. Governments around the world, time to step up.

Thankgod Chigizie sits inside his school classroom, in Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos

Blog: Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,” where “even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math.”

Neem Mibimba, 28 is President of the Women's Forum, Boporo camp, Eastern DRC. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam, December 2014

Blog: The first 4 years of Oxfam's GROW Campaign: Keep on growing!

Four years ago this month, Oxfam’s GROW campaign launched with a rallying cry to “fix the broken food system.” In more than 50 countries, people like you have stood up to governments, banks and the world’s biggest brands – and winwon. None of this would have been possible without your support!

Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank

Blog: My message to world leaders: To finance development you must tackle tax

Last month Oxfam’s International Executive

Resistance group Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan (Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguan) holds a sign that says “No more murders of campesinos in the Aguan.” Photo: AFP

Blog: Achieving impact in development requires the IFC to learn from its failures

Jin Yong Cai, executive vice president of the I

Is the World Bank getting more serious about gender inequality?

Blog: Is the World Bank getting more serious about gender inequality?

The World Bank has launched a major new report, 'Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity' with much fanfare.

Un grupo de trabajadores se dirige a casa en "romork" después de haber finalizado su jornada laboral, Camboya. Foto: Chhor Sokun/World Bank

Blog: El sector privado y la pobreza: aprovechar su potencial, reconocer sus límites

A medida que los países en desarrollo abren sus puertas a un mayor comercio e inversión, el alcance, la influencia y el impacto de las empresas privadas aumentan. Y dado que este poder afecta a las personas que viven en situación de pobreza (no siempre para bien), creemos que es necesario que desde Oxfam nos involucremos en el debate sobre el papel que puede jugar el sector privado en el desarrollo.

After a day's work, garment factory workers in Cambodia ride home on a romork. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea/World Bank

Blog: The private sector and poverty: harnessing firepower, recognizing limits

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, and Raymond Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America

Private sector investment is critical to end extreme poverty

Blog: Private sector investment is critical to end extreme poverty

Six months ago, the World Bank Group established our two goals: to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. Meeting these goals has become the central purpose of our institution. The goals are ambitious, but we can achieve them -- if we engage all partners.

Comfort was able to access Ghana's free healthcare facilites. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Blog: Universal Health Coverage: key to the success of the World Bank’s new vision

"We must be the generation that delivers universal health coverage.” – WBG President Jim Yong Kim in a speech to the World Health Assembly, May 2013


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