Oxfam Policy & Practice News February 2016
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Oxfam Policy & Practice News February 2016

The latest policy, research, and learning from Oxfam


Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in fifty years. This month we've published briefings on the crises in Ethiopia and in Syria. We've also produced a webinar and factsheet on women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa.

On our blog you’ll find opinion on taxation, business and supply chains, the Zika virus, inequality in emerging economies, and innovation.

We also share programme learning on resilience, community radio and agricultural training for women. And don't miss our upcoming #GenderSDG twitter debate on what development frameworks can do for women.

Best wishes,

Amy Moran and Catherine Meredith
Oxfam Policy & Practice 


What can development frameworks do for women?

As part of our International Women's Day focus we're hosting a joint twitter debate with the Gender & Development Journal on development frameworks and women. 

We want to hear your views. Simply follow the hashtag  #GenderSDG on March 7 at 15:00 GMT and have your say by including in your tweets: #GenderSDG and @OxfamGBPolicy or @GaDJournal


El Niño in Ethiopia

The impact of failed rains and droughts have been worsened by the 2015 El Niño, which itself has been supercharged by climate change. Urgent humanitarian action is needed to support millions of people as well as long-term investment to increase communities' resilience.

Read the blog: El Niño in Ethiopia: "What will happen to us?"


Webinar: what if gender became an essential, standard element of vulnerability assessments?

Vulnerability Assessments (VAs) can be useful tools in providing key insights for NGOs, but what is the best way to integrate gender? 


New blog posts

News, analysis and debate for development and humanitarian professionals


How radio helped Kenyan communities engage with oil and gas developments


What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?


Unlocking innovation: hamster wheels and fly wheels


Addressing equity through taxation: a view from Kenya


El Salvador: the struggle to survive El Niño


A new shared approach to resilience in Asia


Supplier treatment: why Tesco and other supermarkets should integrate business and ethics


For richer or poorer: from Brazil to Indonesia


New publications 

New research reports, policy papers and programme learning



Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 2016

Programme learning

A Companion Guide to Resilience

Oxfam’s Strategy for Resilience in Asia

Understanding the Effectiveness of Agricultural Training for Women: A desk review of indicators, methods and best practices


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