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Ideas for a Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Approach to COVID-19
Economic and gender inequalities play out in a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. How can local governments respond with a pro-poor, pro-women approach? Here's a personal opinion piece by our regional director, Lan Mercado.
Time to care and build a fairer Asia
Care work is work that’s essential for our societies to survive, prosper and grow. It is the hidden engine that runs our economies.
Oxfam - The World Bank meets in Indonesia, days after the ominous wake-up call of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 degrees report.  From prolonged droughts in Afghanistan to floods across the entirety of South Asia and mega typhoons in the Philippines, Asia has felt the brunt of climate change firsthand. The number of disasters in the region continues to increase both in quantity and devastation, leaving millions of women, men, and children without food and water and displaced from t
The number of disasters in Asia continues to increase both in quantity and devastation, leaving millions without food and water and displaced from their homes. We’re less than a half a degree away from a catastrophe of unimaginable scale.
Oxfam in Asia - Inclusive business, the future of ASEAN
ASEAN leaders and business leaders gather in Hanoi to talk about inclusive growth for Asia. Oxfam advocates for a future where businesses go beyond just profit maximization, rather, pursue both financial sustainability and social wellbeing.