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


  • Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam

    Time to care

    20 January 2020
  • A child in the ‘Olive Grove’ section of the Moria ‘hotspot’ camp in Lesvos, Greece. Giorgos Moutafis/Oxfam

    No-Rights Zone

    6 December 2019
  • Food insecurity caused by climate change is generating forced displacement in the “Corredor Seco”region, Guatemala.

    Forced from home: climate-fuelled displacement

    2 December 2019
  • A boy looks at a section of road that was washed away in the flooding caused by Cyclone Idai, near Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, pictured on 29 March 2019. Credit: Philip Hatcher-Moore/Oxfam.

    Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

    7 November 2019
  • Mnwar hands the ‘Sahtein’ electronic food voucher to a shop owner to purchase food items for her family.

    From failed to fair

    1 November 2019
  • Banana farmers, Thanh Van hamlet, Mai Lap commune, Cho Moi district, Bac Kan province, Vietnam

    Financing for development in Vietnam

    25 October 2019
  • Amalia y Maye, inmigrantes venezolanas y socias de Las Reinas Pepiadas, un emprendimiento de integración en Ecuador. Foto: Alexandra Maldonado

    Yes, but not here

    24 October 2019
  • A worker plucking tea. Photo: Roanna Rahman/Oxfam India

    Workers’ rights in supermarket supply chains

    9 October 2019
  • A worker plucking tea. Photo: Roanna Rahman/Oxfam India

    Addressing the human cost of Assam tea

    9 October 2019
  • Safa, small business owner

    The gendered impact of IMF policies in MENA

    8 October 2019
  • Girls from Chembera secondary school in Balaka district, Malawi

    The power of education to fight inequality

    17 September 2019
  • Peru. Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam

    Tax Incentives for businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean

    9 September 2019