Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Before a packed room of ambassadors from developing countries, diplomats, European Commission officials and NGO representatives, an interesting high level panel on the benefits and pitfalls of budget support aid took place in Brussels on 13 July. The event, organised by Oxfam and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), took place at an opportune time when… » read more

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The United Nations has just officially declared two parts of Somalia to be in famine, amid the worst drought in east Africa for 60 years. Malnutrition rates in the Dolo Ado camps for Somali refugees in Ethiopia have been recorded more than four times the level considered an emergency, and in some areas between 60-90… » read more

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“A politician, an academic, and a Eurocrat sat in a room talking about tax – it sounds like the start of a funny joke but in fact it is for a considerably important matter,” remarked CIDSE’s Jean Saldanha at the start of a conference in Brussels last week asking “A financial transactions tax: viable solution… » read more

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