Oxfam America

For A Project To Defend And Advance Mandatory Oil And Mineral Payment Transparency

Overview
Oxfam America provides legal, technical, and campaign leadership in the defense and implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the oil and mining payment disclosure law in the U.S. Following the recent issuance of new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement this law, Oxfam America and their partners are embarking on a campaign to strengthen the transparency requirements of the new rules and ensure that they are consistent with similar rules in other jurisdictions, notably Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. This grant will enable Oxfam America to conduct relevant research and employ legal and regulatory interventions to defend and advocate for stronger and harmonized rules.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.oxfamamerica.org 
Address
226 Causeway Street
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2206
Grants to this Grantee
for a program to promote equitable tax policies in Ghana  
Oxfam America works closely with local civil society organizations around the world to promote transparency of government revenues and spending and to increase public participation in decisions about how public resources are allocated and spent. Tackling inequality is one of Oxfam’s primary pillars of work and the impact of COVID-19 has elevated this issue to the top of the global development policy agenda. One of Oxfam’s approaches to addressing inequality is through taxation. With this grant, Oxfam will implement a project in Ghana to increase domestic revenues by focusing on property, wealth, and corporate taxation. Oxfam will work with two district governments to use innovative technology to facilitate property valuation and tax collection. Oxfam will also design and deploy the Ghana Responsible Tax Index, which ranks companies annually based on their level of tax compliance and disclosure of tax payment information. The information generated from the district pilots and the index will support Oxfam’s advocacy efforts to increase property taxation and corporate tax compliance. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
for the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy on unpaid care and domestic work  
Oxfam is a global organization working to create solutions to the social injustice of poverty and inequality. This grant to Oxfam America will support Oxfam’s implementation of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) program globally, regionally — and in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The WE-Care program is an initiative meant to transform how unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW) is valued, shared, and invested in. Oxfam will accompany civil society-led advocacy and facilitate participation in influencing spaces; raise awareness of UCDW with media and government officials; develop formative research to inform campaigns; advocate for greater investments in infrastructure and public services; and engage the private sector to change harmful gender stereotypes and norms. (Strategy: Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for support to Oxfam West Africa's project enhancing women's participation in extractives governance  
This grant to Oxfam America aims to ensure that women and other marginalized groups are able to participate and have equal voice in decision making about how extractive industry revenues are reported, managed, and used. Working through the Oxfam West Africa Regional Platform, this grant will support efforts to identify barriers and pathways to gender equity in extractive industry governance, and build the capacity of women’s rights organizations and civil society groups to implement more gender-aware extractive industry oversight and governance. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability.)

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