Washington DC Office

Washington DC

Media Reaction | 24 December 2013
Commenting on the decision for the UN to send more troops to South Sudan, John Watt, Oxfam’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, currently in South Sudan said: “Protecting the innocent people...
Media Reaction | 17 December 2013
Donors have replenished the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, the International Development Association, to the tune of $52 billion. Head of Oxfam’s Washington office Nicolas...
Press Release | 12 October 2013
Washington, DC— In reaction to the Communiqué issued at the end of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings, Oxfam’s head of Washington office, Nicolas Mombrial, made the...
Oxfam applauds the World Bank's new strategy to halve extreme poverty by 2020 and end it by 2030, but swift action is now needed to bring the strategy to life.
Media Reaction | 11 October 2013
In reaction to the plenary remarks delivered by World Bank President Jim Kim, Oxfam’s head of Washington office, Nicolas Mombrial, said: Universal access to financial services “We welcome today’s...
Press Release | 10 October 2013
Washington, DC— In reaction to the opening remarks delivered by World Bank President Jim Kim Oxfam’s head of Washington office, Nicolas Mombrial, made the following comments: Ending extreme poverty “...
The strategy to end extreme poverty and support inclusive growth is an important milestone for the World Bank and Oxfam welcomes Jim Kim’s vision and commitment.

Oxfam International’s International Financial Institutions advocacy office in Washington D.C (focused primarily on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund) works to influence key decision-makers to ensure that these organizations provide more and better financing and advice to help poor countries to overcome poverty.

The office works to persuade the World Bank to be more poverty focused, aim to fight inequality, ensure universal access to essential services (particularly health and education);  to fight effectively against climate change; and to ensure that there is better investment in agriculture in developing countries and better policies on land.

We also aim to promote more participatory, transparent and accountable decision-making, from the country level up to the Bank and Fund Boards.

The IFI office works together with Oxfam’s seventeen affiliates around the world. We also join forces with allied NGOs and civil society organizations.