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

 

  • EU Tax Heavens

    Off the hook: how the EU is about to whitewash the world’s worst tax havens

    7 March 2019
  • Field Tree Village, Butaw Oil Palm Concession, Liberia. Photo: Anna Fawcus/Oxfam

    Companies spoke. Did their suppliers listen?

    4 March 2019
  • Mona, who fled the frontlines three years ago, can give only bread and tea to her children, the youngest of whom is malnourished. Photo: Sami Jassar/Oxfam in Yemen.

    Yemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women

    6 February 2019
  • Cerignola (Foggia, Apulia region, Southern Italy), African immigrants working in the tomato fields ©Dino Fracchia/Alamy Stock Photo

    The people behind the prices

    6 February 2019
  • Universal health, education and other public services reduce the gap between rich and poor, and between women and men

    Public good or private wealth?

    21 January 2019
  • Laxmi Thapa, of Kanchanpur, works in a sand and gravel mine to  make a  small  income. Photo: Oxfam

    Fighting inequality in Nepal: the road to prosperity

    11 January 2019
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    Vulnerable and abandoned

    9 January 2019
  • Democracias capturadas: el gobierno de unos pocos

    Captured Democracies: A Government for the Few

    7 December 2018
  • Young activists who are part of the ACTÚA, Detén la violencia campaign in Bolivia.

    ‘Let’s stop thinking it is normal’

    25 November 2018
  • For Theophile and Calinie, the adoption of sustainable farming practices has resulted in a dramatic increase in yields (50 to 250 kilogrammes of beans) and incomes to ensure a better quality of life for their children. Photo: Lisa Murray/Oxfam

    A living income for small-scale farmers

    15 November 2018
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    Examining the crude details

    13 November 2018
  • Nidhal, from Musahak village in Salah al-Din governorate, was forced to leave her home in October 2015 to escape life under ISIS. Photo: Charlotte Sawyer/Oxfam

    ‘I am determined to realize my dream’

    9 October 2018
  • Through a local energy plan, Mai Thi Chau is helping her commune in Vietnam’s Ca Mau province switch to renewable energy systems and biogas cooking, to save time and money. Photo: Tessa Bunney/Oxfam

    Powering the transition: World Bank and other IFI energy lending in Asia

    9 October 2018
  • The financial district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Despite economic growth, almost 40 million people in Bangladesh still live below the national poverty line. Photo: GMB Akrash/Oxfam

    The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018

    8 October 2018
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    Walking the talk

    23 September 2018
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    Building a more equal Ghana

    19 September 2018
  • The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are cheating women and girls out of the chance to beat poverty.

    Prescription for poverty

    17 September 2018