How can a community-based organisation with three staff compete with the World Bank or an INGO for resources to address climate damage? Lyndsay Walsh on why this week’s crucial pre-COP meeting on recommendations to establish the loss and damage fund must create more space, money and support for local organisations.
It’s time both the World Bank and IMF abandoned the short-term fixes and austerity that have repeatedly failed people in developing countries, says Anthony Kamande. With their joint annual meetings back on African soil for the first time in five decades, he sets out six ways both institutions can make real and lasting change: from debt restructuring to encouraging social spending and taxes on the wealthiest.
Mohamadou Fadel Diop on why climate negotiations such as the upcoming COP28 must pay attention to how the energy transition may drive further conflict and instability in West and Central Africa.
Why is debt a feminist issue? And why is it time to advance alternatives to GDP? Rachel Noble reports back from an inspiring gathering of the International Association for Feminist Economics in Cape Town.
As the African Union and regional economic communities gather to discuss their economies, the gulf between the rich and the rest in West Africa needs to be top of the agenda, says Mohamadou Fadel Diop – and that conversation must give serious attention to inequality-busting policies such as reversing austerity and debt cancellation.
With world leaders at COP27 under pressure to act on loss and damage finance, Juliet Suliwa Kasito shares insights from conversations in Malawi and Zimbabwe – and draws out recommendations for policy makers, including to focus more on ‘intangible’ damage, such as psychological distress
Loss and damage has been the defining issue at the summit in Egypt this week yet, despite fine talk about making the UK a “climate superpower”, the PM’s silence on the topic was deafening, says Oxfam GB CEO Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
After over 30 years of calls to help pay for the cost of climate impacts in poorer countries, the news this week that it may be on the COP27 agenda gives us a ray of hope. Now we need to seize the chance for real action, says Lyndsay Walsh
In our latest blog for Pride month, Bounyali Souvankham reports back on powerful and diverse stories and messages from a panel of LGBTQIA+ people convened by a programme that works to boost marginalised voices
From music to fashion to puppet shows, a recent event showcased how our nation’s activists are getting creative – with the support of a programme to boost marginalised voices, says Oxfam in Cambodia’s Saophorn Phoeng in the second blog in our series for Pride month