Reports and papers

How Europe can invest for good in Africa

Europe's new plan for investing in Africa will see EU development support being channelled through private companies. Here we look at what the EU must do to ensure those funds actually go to the people aid is meant to help.

Oxfam's Pink Phones project in Cambodia involves the distribution of mobile phones to women in rural communities. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Missing out on small is beautiful

An Oxfam analysis of more than 7,500 EU-funded projects reveals a significant lack of transparency in reporting, casting doubt on the accountability of the EU’s aid. Based on the reported data, only a small portion of the EU’s agricultural development aid complies with the aim of targeting small-scale producers and women.

In 2015, nearly a million people crossed the Aegean fleeing persecution or seeking a better life. Photo: Oxfam

Dear family: how European migration policies are keeping families apart

This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and the well-being of people stranded in Greece. It calls on the governments of Greece and other EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees and anyone who applies for international protection.

Mariam*, 5, from Raqqa in Syria, walks with her mother through an informal settlement for Syrian refugees near the town of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on January 26, 2016. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

‘We’re not there yet...’ Voices of refugees from Syria in Lebanon

This report presents the results of Oxfam’s research project which looked at the perceptions and expectations of refugees in Lebanon.  It aims to open up discussion on lasting solutions that will allow refugees to influence the decisions being made and to define concepts of safe and dignified living. 

Opening the Vaults: The use of tax havens by Europe’s biggest banks

Opening the vaults

Since 2015 all banks based in the European Union have been obliged to publicly report their profits and tax on a country-by-country basis. This report showcases research by Oxfam that uses this new transparency data in depth for the first time to illustrate the extent to which the top 20 EU banks are using tax havens.

Children try to warm themselves in the sun outside their tent at an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Joint NGO Briefing: Brussels Syria Conference

In this briefing, Oxfam joins with a variety of agencies to call on all members of the international community to insist on the full implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Syria that relate to respect for IHL and IHRL.

Barbed wire fences surrounding the refugee reception facilities on the islands. Credit: Matthew Cassel

The reality of the EU-Turkey Statement

The EU has a proud history of commitment to international law and human rights which has driven its policies for 60 years. This joint agency paper argues that now is the time for Europe to show global leadership on migration by adopting policies that uphold these values, rather than triggering a race to the bottom.

A refugee family in the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesvos

EU leaders can save lives this winter if they change migration policies

Thousands of people are at risk this winter as the EU-Turkey deal keeps migrants, including refugees, stuck in dangerous and degrading conditions in Greece, a coalition of more than 20 humanitarian agencies and human rights organisations warned in a joint statement. EU leaders need to take urgent action to improve the situation on the ground and save lives.

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