Why care about aid reform?
Our system of foreign aid delivery was built for the challenges of the 20th century and is too bureaucratic and fragmented for 21st century problems, often failing to reach poor communities.
What we’re doing
Oxfam America is working to improve the way the US delivers aid and support new, more effective efforts to fight poverty.
Stories & video
A discussion with leading development experts on how the US is promoting country ownership and building more effective institutions in Haiti.
Oxfam America hosted a breakfast panel on the role of country ownership in fighting HIV/AIDS on Tuesday, July 20, at the International AIDS Society Conference 2010 in Vienna, Austria.
This panel considers three important policy processes, and the historic opportunity they offer to reshape US foreign assistance and global development policy.
Support to the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) helps USAID foster an environment where citizens can have a voice in their government and demand broader accountability.
PEPFAR's evolving role in Mozambique is a model for countries that have only just begun to hold donors accountable to their national health priorities.
Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch and The American Prospect, chats with Ray Offenheiser about how we can bring US foreign assistance and foreign aid practices into the 21st century.
Diogo Milagre is Deputy Executive Secretary of the National AIDS Council, the agency within the Mozambican government that coordinates the national response to HIV/AIDS.
An interview with Melissa Phillips, NGO Secretariat Coordinator in Juba, Southern Sudan.
By building on local knowledge—and adapting to local conditions—USAID and Fintrac help farming communities overcome poverty.
Oxfam in the news
Kojo Nnamdi Show, Apr 15, 2013 -
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Aid Reform in-depth
These publications form the foundation of the campaign
Oxfam's briefing paper on making aid work.
Countries should provide foreign aid in ways that strengthen the voice of poor people and the responsiveness of the state.
Oxfam sets out to dispel the common myths around foreign aid and answer some of the most fundamental questions as to why the US gives foreign aid and how to make it more effective.