Publications & Reports
From Poverty to Power is essential reading for anyone involved in change processes around the world. A new take on development for the 21st century, Oxfam International's new book provides critical insights into the massive human and economic costs of inequality and poverty and proposes realistic solutions.
Food, poverty, and climate change: an agenda for rich-country leaders
Global food prices are up 83 per cent compared with three years ago. The resulting food price crisis constitutes an unprecedented threat to the livelihoods and well-being of millions of rural and urban households who are net food buyers. Around the world, Oxfam International and many of its partners have seen soaring prices force people to eat less food or less nutritious food and drive poor households to cut back on health care, education, and other necessities. Women and children's nutritional levels are particularly vulnerable, as women often put men's consumption before their own.
(February 28, 2008) An Oxfam International report released today shows that local disputes over water, land and other resources are a frequent cause of violence in Afghanistan, and are often exploited by anti-government groups.
Oxfam's reort calls on the international community to strengthen communities' capacity to resolve disputes and build a lasting peace.
Oxfam estimates that adapting to climate change in developing countries is likely to cost at least $50bn each year, and far more if global greenhouse-gas emissions are not cut fast enough
There are major shortcomings in the pharmaceutical industry's current initiatives to ensure that poor people have access to medicines.
Global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to more than four billion people or 60 per cent of the world's population, according to a new multi-agency report published today called Up in Smoke: Asia and the Pacific.
Read the Final Report from Oxfam Canada's National Assembly 2007
Armed violence is masking a humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where eight million people nearly one in three need emergency aid, says a report released today by international agency Oxfam and NCCI, a network of aid organizations working in Iraq. The report 'Rising to the Humanitarian Challenge in Iraq says donor countries which have no troops in Iraq, including Canada, must do more to help ordinary Iraqis meet basic needs for water, sanitation, food and shelter.