Oxfam America

For Support Of U.S. International Climate Finance

  • Amount
    $180,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    9/5/2018
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.oxfamamerica.org 
Address
226 Causeway Street
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2206
Grants to this Grantee
for support of U.S. international climate finance  
Oxfam America is a relief and development organization that prioritizes work on climate change because of the threats it poses to poor and vulnerable people. Oxfam America’s efforts to build deeper understanding of and support for U.S. government climate investment programs will help maximize the ability of the U.S. to remain a participant of key bilateral and multilateral climate change programs. (Substrategy: Multilateral)
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)

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