As a part of its first five year strategy, Oxfam India had also outlined some of the emerging themes which needed our attention, given their increasing importance in our development practices. While not necessarily connected with each other, it was recognized that they reflect the changing dynamics of development in and outside India and unless we also begin to build critical work around the same, our regular development work organized around four key themes would remain incomplete. Hence we decided to work on key emerging themes like urban poverty recognizing some of the recent analysis which says that the incidence of urban poverty is increasing faster and in more extreme ways due to migration and informalisation of labour. We also recognize that India is soon poised to become the youngest nation and we need to work with youth building their stake in the shaping of this country. We also recognize that communalism and peace building given its sheer importance for the secular fabric of our country, remains an ongoing commitment. At the same time, the changing image of India as a global leader through its active role in the new forms of global governance like G 20 and BRICS, is critical for shaping the larger development policies at the global level. We have taken this as part of our international mandate where our ongoing national priorities could be supplemented by this theme.