Date: Jan 2012

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Bill Gates on the truth about foreign aid

The New York Times has an interesting piece by Bill Gates today, about Oxfam and Save the Children's report "A Dangerous Delay", on the cost of late responses to early warnings in the...

Children across India take part in '9 is Mine' campaign

Children in India are showing the rest of us a thing or two about campaigning with their huge 'Nine is Mine' campaign. They're holding the Indian government to account over their promise...

Oxfam number three in Top 100 Best NGOs

Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, discusses The Global Journal ranking of Oxfam as number three on the world's Top 100 Best NGOs list. ...

The Oxfam Nairobi swimming pool dilemma – cast your vote...

Nairobi is a major NGO hub, currently the epicentre of the drought relief effort, and Oxfam's regional office realized some years ago that we could save a pile of money if we ran our own guesthouse,...

Video: Mangroves – the new fun run

Tree planting projects used to get a lot of press before fun runs took over. Running - to save the Pasig River or to raise cash for charity - is still great but we also need to put reforestation...

Neither doctors nor the sick understand patient rights in Russia

Free healthcare is a right for all in Russia, thanks to obligatory insurance. Yet healthcare providers often seek additional payments from patients - both formal and informal. The poor often cannot...

Left behind by the G20: It's time to tackle inequality

Are poor people being left behind by the G20? Ian Sullivan takes a look at a new Oxfam report tackling this issue. ...

Why did help arrive so late? Evidence vs incentives in the East Africa drought

Oxfam and Save the Children have a new paper out today that worries away at the baffling fact that lots of organizations knew disaster was looming in the Horn of Africa (and said so), but the system...

Haiti on my mind: A daughter of the diaspora looks back

A friend once asked me what makes Haiti so different from other Caribbean countries. My response was "the struggle." ...

Haiti: Two years after the quake, some change but the pace is slow

Caroline Gluck retraces her steps and finds that the challenges many people in Haiti faced in the wake of the 2010 earthquake continue to persist - as does their hope for change. ...

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