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Hunger Hurts: Tanzania

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here Jack talks about meeting Irene, a young mother who is struggling to...

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Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

Lining up life and economy to create a good society

I did a bit of thinking over the summer. Mulling over ideas such as what is 'good development'? What is a good society? What is 'good growth' rather than just recovery of the old...

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. ...

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibility.

Zero-hours contract. Zero flexibility.

With more than one million 16 to 24 year-olds out of work in the UK today, and the lack of well-paid stable jobs, the future doesn't look too promising for young people. Jennifer Glinski, an...