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Francis Stuart

Policy and Research Adviser for UK Poverty in Oxfam Scotland

Francis is Policy and Research Adviser for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. This involves taking forward Oxfam's Humankind Index, a measure of Scotland's real prosperity developed through wide ranging community consultation as well as the forthcoming publication 'Our Economy'. It also involves working with Oxfam's programme partners and other stakeholders to help develop policy positions and respond to Government policy and legislation.

Prior to joining Oxfam Francis worked as a Policy Officer for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and as Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. 

Francis is a board member of the Fred Edwards Trust and Falkland Estate Trust.

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The Community Empowerment Bill - glass half full or glass half empty?

Ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate on the Community Empowerment Bill stage 1 report, Oxfam Scotland's Policy  and  Research  Adviser Francis Stuart takes a closer look at how...

New Report Highlights Benefits of Cooperatives

Oxfam's Even it Up report highlighted the extreme levels of economic inequality that are undermining poverty reduction, corrupting politics and hindering economic growth around the world.  ...

Rising inequality - and what we can do about it

Oxfam recently revealed that the five richest families in the UK are wealthier than the bottom 20% of the entire population. That's just five households with more money than 12.6 million people...

Is the Community Empowerment Bill 'Humankind'?

How do we judge whether new policy proposals would improve Scotland's 'prosperity'? ...