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Raising the bar: rethinking the role of business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, based on its ability to invest and innovate. This paper explores ways in which companies can provide more meaningful contributions to governments’ commitments to reach the SDGs.

An increase in agribusiness investments poses serious risks to the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and others dependent on land.

Whose crops, at what price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract foreign investment. This paper outlines potential risks to communities posed by these investments, and explores state regulation as a way to promote responsible business practices in the sector.

Fishermen in Kyauk Phyu. Photo: Kaung Htet

Responsible investment in Myanmar

This report draws on evidence from the South-East Asia region to explore the impacts of special economic zones (SEZs). It shows that without transparency and accountable governance, SEZs are more likely to result in harmful environmental and social impacts.

A woman washes clothes at a drinking water source that is next to a toxic ash-pond from the Sasan project in Singrauli. Photo: Joe Athialy/Oxfam

Owning the outcomes

Over the past six years, the International Finance Corporation has channelled over $50bn to the financial sector. However, the evidence continues to grow that this private sector arm of the World Bank Group has little control over how a great deal of this money is spent.

Accountability and ownership

As the world marks a year since the signing of the Sustainable Development Agenda, Oxfam has outlined a new vision for the role of development aid. This report sets out how more effective aid can support both people and governments.

 Yanacocha gold mine Mine, Cajamarca, Peru. Photo credit: Chris Hufstader / Oxfam America

The weak link

Extractive industries present potentially large opportunities for developing countries. Oxfam has produced a detailed study of the political economy of decision making, with research conducted in Peru, Ghana, Senegal and Tanzania.

"Oxfam by Oxfam" tells the story of the organization through the lens of the people who are part of it. The content was filmed by people around the world, ranging from those working in Oxfam offices and those on the ground, as well as partners and beneficiaries.

 Neem Mibimba, 28. President of the Women's Forum.DRC

Active citizenship case studies

Active citizenship is a means to achieve development, because it enables women and men living in poverty to raise their voice in defence of their rights. This page pulls together 10 case studies and an overview report to illustrate that effort.

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