Policy Papers

We work on the ground with people living in poverty to make a practical difference, we gather evidence and share knowledge to show what works and what needs to change. From world leaders to multi-national corporations, we challenge opinions and change practices, locally and globally, to bring about lasting results.

Here you'll find a wide selection of reports and papers on the programming, advocacy and research that we undertake in order to achieve our aims. You can browse and download publications by topic and/or date.

Latest publications

 

  • Billionaire wealth has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic as companies in the food, pharma, energy, and tech sectors have cashed in.

    Profiting from pain

    23 May 2022
  • Mareya Ibrahim, stands among the carcasses of her livestock. Of the fifty animals she owned, she now has 7 remaining.

    Dangerous delay 2: the cost of inaction

    18 May 2022
  • The crisis of extreme inequality in SADC: fighting austerity and the pandemic

    10 May 2022
  • Slums in Kiberia, Kenya. Photo: Victor Oluoch

    Africa’s extreme inequality crisis: building back fairer after COVID-19

    19 April 2022
  • First crisis, then catastrophe

    12 April 2022
  • Beyond consultation: Towards meaningful participation of refugees

    Beyond consultation: towards meaningful participation of refugees

    31 March 2022
  • As long as it excludes people and future generations from its welfare-creating properties, trade cannot be considered just or sustainable.

    Fair Trade: justice and sustainability for people and the planet

    10 March 2022
  • Pandemic of greed

    3 March 2022
  • Vaccination of staff and clients of Hope of Children and Women Victims of Violence (HOCW), a refugee-led organization in Makindye Ssabagabo, Kampala. (John Bolingo Ntahira/HOCW)

    Access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees in Uganda

    16 February 2022
  • Before the 2020 locust infestation, Fatuma’s household was stable. However, the locust came and ate all of her livestock’s pastureland.

    The inequality crisis in East Africa

    9 February 2022
  • Mako and her husband Mahamud are pastoralist farmers living in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

    Inequality kills

    17 January 2022
  • Women fetching water in Burkina Faso. Photo: Samuel Turpin.

    Local humanitarian leadership in Burkina Faso

    13 December 2021
  • A family from Afghanistan inside the MOSIAC centre on Lesbos were beneficiaries of the CAT fund and recieved COVID-19 prevention items. Photo: Giorgos Moutafis/Oxfam

    A People’s Vaccine for refugees

    30 November 2021
  • Monica, Colombian human and territorial rights defender.

    The ignored pandemic: the dual crises of gender-based violence and Covid-19

    25 November 2021
  • Graffiti in downtown Beirut. Photo credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

    The magic potion of austerity and poverty alleviation

    22 November 2021
  • Carbon inequality in 2030

    5 November 2021
  • Florence and her husband both lost their jobs during the pandemic in Benin.

    The West Africa inequality crisis: fighting austerity and the pandemic

    14 October 2021
  • Learners in the accelerated learning programme at Mayo Girls’ Primary School in Juba. Photo: Mustafa Osman/Oxfam

    Covid-19 and female learners in South Sudan

    27 August 2021
  • guiratou Ouedraogo, farmer in Burkina Faso, fetches water from a well to water her  market garden crops.

    Tightening the net: the implications of net zero climate targets for land and food equity

    3 August 2021