What we do
Oxfam has a vision where people are empowered to claim their rights, challenge unequal power, pursue development opportunities which address all forms of poverty, injustice and inequality, and through their collective power, influence political reforms and economic development so that they benefit the majority.
Under Oxfam’s Theory of Change – how we see change happening – Oxfam’s role is: to enable transformational change, as a convenor and catalyst; opening political space, building capacity and sharing technical expertise, raising funds and public support, leveraging our own resources to multiply funds, providing strategic funding to partners and carrying out humanitarian work that integrates life-saving response with building resilience. Our approach is to be both practical and visionary.
To influence policy and practices to create the conditions for reversing economic, gender and social inequalities, we work in partnership with national and local civil society organsations, government and authorities, private sector, academia and policy institutions.