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Children attending school in Northern Ghana, December 2015

The Time is Now

Africa is losing billions to corruption, poorly negotiated deals and tax dodging. Leaders must listen to their people. They must crack down on tax dodging and maximize progressive revenues to create a more human economy for Africa.

A teenage volunteer conducts hygiene promotion classes with her peers, Bangladesh

Oxfam’s Strategy for Resilience in Asia

The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of: 1) smallholder agriculture; 2) water; 3) urban resilience; and 4) natural resource management.

 A Mitr Lao tractor being used to harvest sugar cane in Xaiburi, Laos

Upholding the rights of small sugar cane farmers in Laos

The Mitr Pohl group is the largest Thai manufacturer and exporter of sugar. They made a huge promotion to local sugar cane farmers with strong figures but in reality many farmers ended up with huge debts, some are now being offered training and support by the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.

Oxfam Sense Making Exercise for a Selection of Evaluations 2013-2014

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.

Burkino Faso, photo credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Vote on the mining code in Burkina: the power of the people!

Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.

Rice Farmers in Minbu, Myanmar's central Dryzone, Photo: Hein Latt Aung/Oxfam

Delivering prosperity in Myanmar's dryzone

Modernization of Myanmar’s agricultural sector is, rightly, a priority. However, mechanization and large-scale agricultural investment is not the only option.

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