Asia

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.
Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award 2020
Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award aims to recognize them and encourage more journalists to write for a fairer Asia that works for all its people.
Oxfam in Cambodia - Chhin Saren
An integrated approach to a family farm increases income and turns a shy farmer into a teacher for the community By Chris Hufstader | June 2019 In the dry winter months in Pursat province, the rice fields lie flat, brown, and barren, and the wind whips dust around. Under the bright-blue, sunny...
Oxfam in Asia - Rice Report Blog 2019
90 percent of the world’s rice is grown in Asia, but things are getting worse for the 400 million rice farmers in the region.
Urgent action needed for Asia's rice farmers
The Asian rice sector is in a deep crisis with worsening inequality and declining productivity according to a new report by Oxfam in Asia — ‘Unfair Harvest- State of Rice in Asia’.
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.
Water Governance Training
WBAB, with support from Oxfam, is working to address water governance issues, participating in capacity building training and learning exchanges in Asia.
Bangladesh - Rohingya Crisis - Refugee Children Enjoy Rare Moment of Laughter
Hundreds of Rohingya children enjoyed a rare moment of laughter as they watched a play designed to teach them how to keep clean and stay healthy in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.
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?

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