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12 December 2013

Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.

9 October 2013

Health insurance programs, which are being promoted by some donor agencies and governments in developing countries, are excluding the poorest and most vulnerable people.

25 September 2013

The UN General Assembly outcome document agreed today exposes the unevenness and gaps in achieving the MDGs between and within countries.

24 September 2013

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.

12 September 2013

If left unchecked, austerity policies could put between 15 and 25 million more Europeans at risk of poverty by 2025, bringing the number of people at risk of poverty in Europe up to 146 million.

In depth

In depth

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Putting democratic governance at the heart of development finance
31 October 2013
Why health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind
9 October 2013
UK remittances and markets in Somalia
6 September 2013
Joint recommendations to the G20 and OECD for tackling base erosion and profit shifting
3 September 2013
Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.

A girl learning to count points to numbers on the blackboard.

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set out in 2000 and agreed to by the 192 member states of the United Nations. By signing up to these targets, governments of the world have committed to working to lift around 500 million people out of poverty by the year 2015.

Animation about Good aid.

When aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country.

Building shelters after the Tsunami.Photo: Jerry Galea/Oxfam

International aid works and is a crucial part of development