How does the humanitarian system need to change to remain effective? Two new reports published this month answer this question. The first considers the challenges that next year's World Humanitarian Summit must deliver on. The second addresses one of these challenges, setting out practical new ways to support local humanitarian action.
This guide aims to show how organizations implementing WASH programmes, working in partnership with communities, can integrate these concerns into their activities and complement existing approaches such as Water Safety Planning (WSP)
Results from this report show that increased collaboration and joint initiatives between workers, civil society, producers, European importers and government institutions have enabled change in the lives of thousands of women.
This report reviews Oxfam’s response to the Ebola crisis at an organisational level and programme delivery in Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014–2015. It is based on an evaluation commissioned by Oxfam with funding from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), carried out in March and April 2015.
Unpaid care work and unequal division of labour between women and men are largely invisible in development policy and programmes. This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly.
Government leaders, ministers and representatives gather in Addis Ababa in July 2015 for the third UN Financing for Development Conference. This briefing describes what’s at stake for the UN’s financing for development process to establish the systems and mechanisms through which the global community will finance poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Since 2012, Within and Without the State (WWS) has been working in South Sudan to improve the relationship between citizen and state, mainly using the ‘social contract’ model. Richard Chilvers, learning and communications officer for WWS, recently visited and identified six lessons on how to support positive change in gender equality, peacebuilding and working with the state.
Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No 612172 at Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2JY. Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.