Resarch & publications
Research and publications
Over the past year, we have witnessed heartbreaking tragedies and the effects of power imbalances around the world and here in the United States. Whether caused by nature, by violence, or by greed, all require action. Oxfam America is taking action and—through the efforts of many—we are making a difference.
Guardians of the Mekong
In the year since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Oxfam’s response has reached more than 865,000 people. Following the emergency phase of our work, we are now helping Filipinos with their long-term recovery and rehabilitation.
It’s a 21st-century paradox: Countries endowed with oil, gas, and mineral resources frequently suffer in poverty—and women are disproportionately affected.
An external evaluation of the first three years of Oxfam’s Global Leaders Empowered to Alleviate Poverty (LEAP) programs funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Speaking Truth to Power: Why energy distribution, more than generation, is Africa's poverty reduction challenge
Energy is important to reduce poverty, but increasing electricity generation alone will not solve the problem. In this paper, ODI uncovers that most investment in electricity generation in Africa is not geared towards serving the basic energy needs of the poor, but is instead focused on providing power to growing industries and existing consumers.
It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of universal health coverage and for a prompt response to outbreaks of disease.
Tools for activists
Resources for Oxfam America volunteers
461 Economists call for urgent action against excessive speculation on food commodities
Oxfam’s Women in Small Enterprise (WISE) initiative starts with a systemic understanding of these barriers and attracts partners with expertise in the areas of financial services, women’s rights, advocacy, and entrepreneurship to develop a multi-disciplinary collaboration to support women in overcoming these challenges.
How active citizens and effective states can change the world.