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A demonstration in Bolivia. Credit: IFFI

Real geek: Measuring indirect beneficiaries – attempting to square the circle?

Marta Arranz introduces the challenging topic of measuring indirect beneficiaries as part of Oxfam's efforts to better measure influencing work. ...

Data set reliability

Real geek: The politics of inequality; who is measuring what and why?

Our latest real geek instalment explores different measurements of inequality and how our understanding of the data they produce is crucial to the issue as a whole. ...

Grace Aciro in Loigolo village in Alaa Parish, is located in the extreme north of Lamwo district in northern Uganada.

Influencing for systemic transformative change: the ACCRA model

In this blog, Margaret Barihaihi tells Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance's (ACCRA) story to inspire development practitioners and partners in making long term impact in the lives of men...

Graphic Recording by the Team at Endless Possibilities

Real geek: Oxfam’s M&E team on the road

Evaluation conferences present us with a valuable opportunity to share our latest thinking and learn from others. In this post, we share some of our M&E team's recent and upcoming contributions...


Ha-Joon Chang on How Change Happens

Ahead of the official release date, we introduce Duncan Green's new book, How change Happens.  ...

Warya uses her hands to make mud channel to irrigate her garden in stages, Mauritania

Accelerating Action: The need for next generation water targets

Originally posted by CEO Water Mandate, this blog calls for transformational change in water stewardship efforts. ...

Dorothy, an Oxfam beneficiary and her son. She has received seeds, tools and training to help grow better and more varieties of crops.

Shaking up the system: improving the tea industry and workers lives in Malawi

One year into Malawi 2020 Daniel Morchain looks how some of the stakeholders are working with the tea labourers central to the project to ensure that the tea industry in Malawi meets its responsibilities...

Beneficiaries queue for cash vouchers under an Oxfam programme to help people recover from the Nepal earthquake, 2015.

Cash is the answer to change the global aid system

This blog, originally published by CaLP, examines the benefits of cash transfer programmes in response to recent calls for reform of the humanitarian sector, by the UK Secretary of State...

A female participant in an Oxfam Livelihood scheme in Iraq carries out her work

CLARA: How a livelihoods and risk assessment tool is supporting women’s economic empowerment

There are more than 3.3 million displaced people in Iraq. Women and girls, and their ability to participate in livelihoods, have been particularly affected by this displacement. In this blog...

Community participation in resilience building activities, Nepal

Real geek: Rising to the challenge - measuring an expanding concept of resilience in Oxfam’s impact evaluations

Resilience has become central to the development sector in recent years, but conceptually it is still in a state of flux. In this blog post, we explore some of the new challenges associated with...

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