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Enrolled Nurse, Miriam Chisizwa, at work in the post-natal ward at a public sector hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam 2007

Investing for the Few

The Health in Africa initiative of the International Finance Corporation, which promotes private sector healthcare delivery, is extremely unlikely to deliver better health outcomes for poor people.

Large-scale partnerships with the private sector could undermine Africans’ land rights, drive inequality and damage the environment

After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity. 

African Union Compendium

Our aim was to have a comprehensive manual to support our “understanding the African Union” training program now jointly executed by Oxfam and the African Union Commission.

Inside an Internet Now! supercenter in Gulu University

Connecting villages in northern Uganda: Internet Now!

Our 'Internet Now!' project connects villages with the internet, in areas of northern Uganda which have been affected by conflict from the Lord's Resistance Army. The Internet Now! computer centers create employment and give access to other services.

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