Policy papers

E.g., 09/22/2019
E.g., 09/22/2019
Oxfam in Asia - Mekong Water Governance - Stories by Mekong Youth
Read stories about the importance of fair sharing of natural resources in the Mekong region as told by youths from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Oxfam - Mekong Regional Water Governance - Gender Impact Assessment Manual
Oxfam's Mekong Regional Water Governance program developed Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) Manual for hydropower and consulting companies involved in social and environmental impact assessments on dams.
Unfair Harvest: The State of Rice in Asia
Small-scale producers grow most of the rice in Asia. They play a significant role in providing food security, jobs and income across the region, but worsening inequality in food value chains and the crippling impacts of climate change are leaving rice farming systems at a critical juncture.
Gender and water governance in the Mekong region
Women play a critical role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. This makes it necessary to identify solutions to enhance their participation in water governance at different levels. Poor understanding of the distinct roles and contributions of men and women often leads to a lack...
Fighting Inequality in Nepal: The Road to Prosperity
This report seeks to take stock of the context and drivers of inequality in Nepal, and offer evidence-based recommendations that can support the government’s commitment to tackling inequality.
Oxfam in Asia - Learning - Water Governance - Brahmaputra Meghna River Basins
Oxfam initiated Nodi Boithok where civil society organizations and local vulnerable communities of Brahmaputra and Meghna river basins collectively work to identify water governance challenges and opportunities at the grassroots level.
The Oxfam Water Governance team in Asia has over 15 years’ experience of working on the fair sharing of natural resources and benefits. We work in the Mekong, Salween, Ganges and Brahmaputra and Meghna river basins. Oxfam is present in these basins where millions of people have limited...
Oxfam in Asia - Learning brief - Water Governance - Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River
Oxfam and partners have started a voluntary reporting system ‘Hilsa Watch’, engaging 480 fishers and 55 young volunteers from two strategically selected locations in Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins.
Oxfam Report: Powering the transition – World Bank and other IFI energy lending in Asia
The most climate-vulnerable Asian countries are spearheading a new form of climate leadership and have set visionary goals. How can the World Bank, together with other international financial institutions (IFIs), support them to turn these bold commitments into reality?
A Focus Group Discussion in Kunduz
Areas of Northern and Eastern Afghanistan affected by protracted conflict and displacement require a triple track approach to emergency livelihoods and economic recovery. It is necessary to continue with short term ground level emergency cash and livelihoods input support, and yet also to recognise...

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