Don't cut aid. It's working.
Cutting aid won't solve our budget problems--but it will close the door on a safer world and a better future.
American poverty-fighting assistance saves lives and helps millions of people create a sound future for their nations and their neighborhoods.
And all for less than 1% of the federal budget.
- Martha Kwataine is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to protect the health of people in rural communities across Malawi. Click here to read more or download briefing note. Also see Martha Kwataine on The Hill's Congress Blog: Foreign Aid: A Beltway Outsider Perspective.
- Majeda Begum Shiru is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to enable women to speak powerfully to improve health and education in Bangladesh. Click here to read more or download briefing note.
- Tanzanian farmer Emiliana Aligaesha is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to ensure the success of an early-stage, high-potential start-up. Click here to read more or download briefing note.
- Village Chief Kojo Kondua IV is leveraging a tiny investment of US foreign aid to train fishermen and protect jobs and the environment in Abuesi, Ghana. Click here to read more or download briefing note.
...and many more stories to come!
Oxfam America is working to deepen the US government's commitment to making poverty-reducing foreign aid more effective. We can't afford to let Congress duck their responsibilities and that's why we need your voice right now.
Join us in person.
Interested in hearing these stories in person? Oxfam America is partnering with Dining for Women to spread the word on effective aid. Dining for Women chapters across the country are discussing Martha, Emiliana, and Majeda's stories at their chapter meetings. To join, find a Dining for Women chapter near you. Look out for events in New York, and Texas in May by following the Dining for Women and Oxfam America event calendars. We hope you can join us!
Learn more about making foreign aid more effective.
- Foreign Aid 101: A quick and easy guide
- Smart Development: Oxfam on making aid work
- Ownership in Practice: Foreign aid that strengthens the voice of the poor and the responsiveness of the state
- Fighting corruption with aid dollars
- Cutting aid that fights poverty? You must be quackers!
What others are saying about Oxfam's campaign for effective aid
- A compilation from Twitter
- Impatient Optimists: Interview: Oxfam and Gates Foundation Discuss How We Change the Conversation About Aid
- CS Monitor: Changing the face of aid, literally
- Everyday Ambassador: Flipping the foreign aid narrative
- Going International: We're all in this together
- Osocio: Don't Cut Aid: It's Working!
- Spirit in Action: Investing in Individuals
- whydev.org: The changing landscape of advertising on Aid & Africa: Oxfam's new campaigns
Note: Oxfam America does not take US federal funds, but we do support effective development programs.