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

 

  • 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
  • Queer community in crisis: trauma, inequality and vulnerability

    24 June 2021
  • Oxfam’s position paper on IDA20 replenishment

    16 June 2021
  • Young man sitting in a chair

    Teach us for what is coming

    9 June 2021
  • A shot at recovery

    22 April 2021
  • Water in Gaza. Photo: Eyad El Baba/Oxfam

    Still treading water

    22 March 2021
  • Farmers and workers capture a fraction of the value of what they produce, yet food and beverage companies’ revenues continue to skyrocket.

    Shining a spotlight

    17 March 2021
  • Nuvis is 64 years old. She has been selling coffee and cigarettes in front of the Port of Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    The Inequality Virus

    25 January 2021
  • Cover of the "Women Worker Representation" report

    Women’s perspectives matter

    20 December 2020
  • “Do our voices matter?”

    17 December 2020
  • Confronting carbon inequality in the European Union

    7 December 2020
  • Nishi Stephen, a staff nurse at a primary health clinic in Bihar state, eastern India. Photo: Atul Loke, Panos/Oxfam

    From catastrophe to catalyst

    4 December 2020
  • Climate change, inequality and resilience in Bolivia

    Climate change, inequality and resilience in Bolivia

    3 December 2020
  • Claiming and reclaiming the digital world as a public space

    25 November 2020
  • Carlota Xol, from the Caxlampom community, Guatemala, harvesting corn.

    Uneven ground: land inequality at the heart of unequal societies

    24 November 2020
  • Makram, 38, is a worker in a café in Mahdia, Tunisia.

    Incoherent at heart: the EU’s economic and migration policies towards North Africa

    11 November 2020