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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.
Media Reaction | 9 October 2013
Washington, DC— In reaction to World Bank President Jim Kim's announcement  of a new interim target of cutting global poverty to 9% by 2020, Oxfam spokesperson Raymond C. Offenheiser made the...
Media Reaction | 1 October 2013
In response to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s speech at George Washington University: "The World Bank Group Strategy: A Path to End Poverty" Head of Oxfam’s Washington office Nicolas Mombrial...
Press Release | 24 September 2013
16 leading organizations call for human rights to be at heart of development goals Today, Oxfam joined fifteen other leading civil society organizations to call for the right to education to be...
Today, Oxfam joined fifteen other leading civil society organizations to call for the right to education to be recognized and placed at the heart of the post-2015 development framework by member states of the United Nations.

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.