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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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Community Empowerment bill

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

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

What is a risk-taking wealth creator anyway?

At a time the contribution business can make to help the UK economy recover is in the spotlight, Francis Stuart talks about the language of social justice and environmental sustainability, and how...

Humankind Index: our new approach to measuring prosperity, one year on

As the G8 leaders prepare to gather in Belfast and there are renewed calls to look beyond GDP, Oxfam Scotland releases its second Humankind Index (HKI) results, an attempt to do just that. ...