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


  • 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
  • A woman with her children in Hajjah governorate, Yemen. Ahmed Al-Fadeel/Oxfam.

    Funding the humanitarian response in Yemen

    27 October 2020
  • 50 years of broken promises

    23 October 2020
  • The real common interest

    22 October 2020
  • Climate Finance Shadow Report 2020

    20 October 2020
  • A protestor destroys a bank's ATM using a large rock during clashes between protestors and the Lebanese Internal Security Forces in Hamra, Beirut on 14 January 2020. Photo: Tariq Keblaoui/Oxfam.

    The IMF and Lebanon: The long road ahead

    15 October 2020
  • People walking along a road carrying bags

    Under the radar: private sector debt and coronavirus in developing countries

    14 October 2020
  • Later will be too late

    13 October 2020
  • Janeth Pareja Ortiz, Colombia

    5 years later: progress towards the SDG land rights commitments

    23 September 2020
  • Arpona, 35, carries bags of food and supplies distributed by Oxfam partner Shushilan.

    Confronting carbon inequality

    21 September 2020
  • Cover image of the report

    Transforming power to put women at the heart of peacebuilding

    20 September 2020
  • Zibusiso and his wife Sibongisiwe

    Feminist futures

    15 September 2020
  • Workers producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals at a garment factory of Urmi Group in Dhaka on March 31, 2020.© Sk Hasan Ali

    Power, profits and the pandemic

    10 September 2020
  • MENA inequality report cover image

    For a decade of hope not austerity in the Middle East and North Africa

    27 August 2020
  • Mauno, 46 stands in front of her shop at Mantapala refugee settlement, Northern Zambia.

    Passing the buck on debt relief

    16 July 2020