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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

This paper examines current and planned IFI energy sector support in Asian climate-vulnerable countries. It shows how this is not yet fit for purpose, and recommends how IFIs can intervene at this critical juncture to give governments the confidence to accelerate the transition to renewable energy for all.
A teenage volunteer conducts hygiene promotion classes with her peers, Bangladesh

Oxfam’s Strategy for Resilience in Asia

The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of: 1) smallholder agriculture; 2) water; 3) urban resilience; and 4) natural resource management.

asia at a crossroads

Asia at a Crossroads

Rising inequality poses a dire threat to continued prosperity in Asia, where an estimated 500 million people remain trapped in extreme poverty, most of them women and girls.

Credit: Colin Keegan/Irish Mirror, courtesy of Oxfam Ireland

Can’t Afford to Wait

A year after the super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we are calling for governments to increase efforts to address the challenges of climate change adpatation and disaster risk reduction. 

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