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.
Harvests of hope
In Cambodia, a way to save money helps a farmer start a new business and improve her standard of living.
Climate change could be the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger. Yet some food companies are actually making the problem worse.
Analysis and illustrative cases from Oromia and Tigray National Regional States
The history of mining in Peru’s Espinar Province has involved decades of extraction by various companies with different legal frameworks, property regulations, environmental standards, and social responsibility. Mining in Espinar Province is the first successful experience in Peru involving the construction of a space for dialogue and direct negotiation between communities in a mine’s area of influence and the mining company, together with the participation of national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as guarantors of the process. It is also the first case in Peru of a model through which the company contributes to local populations, providing them with a percentage of profits beyond its tax commitments with the state. On the other hand, the processes experienced by Espinar’s population exemplify the promises and contradictions that different populations and territories in the country have to live with when it comes to mining activities.
International commitments needed to arrest the deepening crisis in Syria and the region
Tools for activists
This toolkit includes a step-by-step planning guide to host your Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®, all-new character tickets, and additional tools and downloads to make your event a success.
461 Economists call for urgent action against excessive speculation on food commodities
Countless women around the world are building successful small businesses. But the odds against women entrepreneurs in many developing countries can be staggering. Often, they face limited access to credit and property, household obligations that consume their waking hours, and cultural standards that discriminate against them. Oxfam’s Women in Small Enterprise (WISE) program starts with a systemic understanding of these barriers and attracts partners with expertise in the areas of financial services, women’s rights, advocacy, community development, and vocational training to support women in overcoming these challenges. WISE follows Oxfam’s belief in people’s power to change their lives. This report highlights key accomplishments of WISE from March to June 2014, including details on the initiative’s rollout in Guatemala.
How active citizens and effective states can change the world.