Policy papers

E.g., 11/21/2019
E.g., 11/21/2019
In July 2018, the Oxfam Regional Platform in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region commissioned a political and economic analysis on the overall development situation in the region, titled “Oxfam in HECA Region Political Review: Issues and Implications”. The review found that urbanisation...
In July 2018, the Oxfam Regional Platform in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region commissioned a political and economic analysis on the overall development situation in the region, titled “Oxfam in HECA Region Political Review: Issues and Implications”. The review found that urbanisation...
In July 2018, the Oxfam Regional Platform in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region commissioned a political and economic analysis on the overall development situation in the region, titled “Oxfam in HECA Region Political Review: Issues and Implications”. The review found that urbanisation...
Supreme Audit Institutions as Custodians of Finite Extractive Resources. Mining, oil and gas resources have the potential to significantly contribute to countries’ socio-economic development. Socio-economic benefits stream in through taxes, a share of the revenues and economic linkages. The...
The paper aims to draw useful insights and lessons learned from the Liberian experience that if applied could help Somalia and its development partners to ensure a quick and smooth debt relief process and help avoid some of the pitfalls Liberia experienced during its post-Completion Point period
A man stands in a dry land surrounded by dead animals in Somaliland. Oxfam
Two years on after a devastating drought, the Horn of Africa finds itself yet again on the precipice of catastrophe, yet the humanitarian response to date is woefully inadequate. Where will the international community stand?
Vegetables on sale at Millenium camp in Ehtiopia. Simon Burch/Oxfam
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with approximately 83 percent living in rural areas, reliant on agriculture for food and income. More than 50% of these are women. Correcting the gender balance in agriculture sectors would reduce global food shortage by at least 17 percent...
Women at a water point in eastern Somaliland. Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
Oxfam and partners delivered significant achievements during the first quarter of 2019, amidst a backdrop of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia and Somaliland, as drought intensifies. What we are most proud of achieving this quarter includes the launch of Somaliland's first ever...
A woman stands outside her shop in Fadhi Gaab area in Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities afforded to men and are twice as unlikely as men to be employed. Even worse, out of 164 members of parliament, only one is a woman. The purpose of this study, the first of its kind in Somaliland, is to generate evidence on and better...
Women helping to build a local dam in Sudan as part of disaster risk reduction. Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam
Since the 1980s, Oxfam has been supporting vulnerable communities, including refugees, across Sudan through humanitarian response activities such as distribution of food and clean safe water. Working closely with local and national partners, we are helping communities to rebuild their lives by...
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