A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
This paper presents a set of recommendations to increase the effectiveness of global governance forums by incorporating the experience, views and expertise of civil society.
Numerous different non-profit organizations (NPOs) are spread over Laos to support a wide range of development working areas. But while intentions are good, the capacity of the still young civil society organizations is often rather limited.
This report is an overview of the Oxfam International African Union Liaison Advocacy Office activities in 2014.
A quartet of organisations who support dialogue in Tunisia, including our partner organization the General Tunisian Labor Union, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This achievement encourages us to continue our efforts and in particular to support women's rights thoughout the region and their participation in public space.
This document reviews a sample of evaluations carried out between January 2013 and October 2014. The findings tell us about the nature of Oxfam's programming, helping identify strengths and weaknesses, and lessons, from our programs; the report includes remarks on our evaluation quality.
In this research report, Oxfam puts the humanitarian system under the lens and finds that it must change to remain effective; with locally led humanitarian action whenever possible; adequate funding to state and non-state actors in affected countries; and stronger partnerships between international and local actors, focusing on strengthening local capacity.
"We are deeply concerned that this Bill may make it more difficult for NGOs to do our work. We need clarification of a number of key provisions for us to understand its full impact."
The 2013 elections helped to restore constitutional order in Mali and marked the start of a period of hope for peace, stability and development.
At the closing of the first day of the Geneva II Conference, in Montreux, Oxfam’s Shaheen Chughtai said:
This study examines the conditions that enable civil society organizations (CSOs) to influence political parties during election campaigns.