A good place to start: The 13th International Feminist Forum

Oxfam recently attended AWID’s 13th International Feminist Forum in Brazil. Here Oxfam Great Britain’s Director of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice, Nikki Van Der Gaag, reflects on the conference. ot many people start their new job by travelling to Brazil on their first day, but as Oxfam GB’s new Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights it was really important …

What can tech do for tax justice?

How can we use technology to support the work towards better fiscal systems and the citizens they affect? Sue Moore takes us through a recent hackathon in Kenya, run with this goal in mind, and explores its potential. espite Kenya’s notable economic growth, inequality levels have been rising. In a country with a tax gap of 40%, there is huge …

Womens rights in Mexico: Interview with ProDESC and ACASAC

Recently at the AWID Forum 2016 we interviewed two of Oxfam Mexico’s partners to talk about the challenges and opportunities they face as women’s rights organisations in the country. We spoke to Norma Cacho from Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, A.C. (ProDESC) and Teresa Olvera from Asesoría, Capacitación y Asistencia en Salud, A.C. (ACASAC). Oxfam: Tell us about your organisation …

Cleaning up complexity: Making information useful for all

In 2015 Oxfam was awarded a Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) grant to support field staff to capture (currently undocumented) informal feedback which is received face-to-face by creatively using ICTs to enable responsive and accountable uses of information. Below Grace Higdon, Project assistance within Oxfam’s ICT in Programme team, takes us through some of the project’s outcomes. n June 2016, Oxfam …

Fighting inequality through tax and budget work

Today Oxfam and its partners releases the Fiscal Justice Global Track Record, a report on advancing rights through tax and budget work. Below are several commentaries from Oxfam staff highlighting the importance of tackling injustice through tax and introduce our new programme FAIR – Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction. n Vietnam we are monitoring and influencing how tax money is raised, who pays …

I’ve got the power! Calculating statistical power for matching models by simulation

Calculating statistical power – or working out how many people to interview before a survey – can be a challenge, especially if we want to use matching models to estimate projects’ impacts. In this blog post, we discuss how computer simulations might make power calculations easier and explain how we’ve tried this out in the evaluation team at Oxfam. How …

Inequality and violence

In this blog Deborah Hardoon explores the wider social impact of inequality, and in particular the relationship between inequality and violence. At Oxfam, I have focused my research on the evidence behind our global campaign on inequality, which highlights the trend of extreme and rising inequality. At the global level, we found that 62 individuals have the same amount of …

Tax transparency and the developing world

This blog lays out how the global corporate tax system affects the developing world and why ActionAid, Christian Aid and Oxfam are calling for change in their recent paper, Getting to Good: Towards Responsible Corporate Tax Behaviour. ver a number of years, ActionAid, Christian Aid and Oxfam have been campaigning for reform of the global corporate tax system.  We do …