The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

The power of ownership is the power of people t determine their own destiny. These photos represent some of the people interviewed for Oxfam and Save the Children's research on country ownership of aid. (Photos: Photos from Rwanda and Ghana by Grazioso Pictures, and photos from Indonesia and Jordan by Adam Zvanovec) Featured

Realizing the power of ownership

US foreign assistance should be a tool for helping countries determine their own development future.

Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe rally in opposition of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in front of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Washington, DC. Source: The author. Active citizens & accountable states

Standing with Standing Rock

Lessons from the fight to protect sacred lands and clean water in North Dakota.

Medicines at James Hospital Aids Clinic in Sri Lanka. (Photo: Atul Loke/ Panos Pictures) Featured

The continuing struggle for access to medicines

The pharmaceutical industry claims the high prices of their medicines are there for good reason, but that's just not true -- and thousands are left suffering as a result.

Latin American countries are quickly becoming leading producers and exporters of palm oil, but at what cost? (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Featured

The next frontier for palm oil expansion: Latin America

The palm oil boom in Latin America is threatening the rights of local communities and putting forests and ecosystems at risk – there is an urgent need for reforms to ensure social and environmental sustainability that places human rights front and center.

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