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Cotton Growers meeting with Oxfam team and Sarvodaya Youth organization (Oxfam partner)  Peddapur village, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam GB

Six practical resources for doing gender and MEL, better

As we launch the new issue of Gender & Development, which focuses on monitoring, learning and evaluation (MEL), Global Gender MEL Adviser, Kimberly Bowman offers her top resources for gendered...

 Herethay Katakpah (red), the Community Education Mobiliser (CEM) from Yawerlee Elementary School encouraging Nyamah Smo (white) to send her daughter Annie Boakar, 6, (Nursery 2) to school.Yawerlee, Suakoko District, Bong County, Liberia. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam GB

Monitoring, evaluation and learning – why it’s an activist’s best friend

Why is Gender & Development focusing on monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) this issue? Editor Caroline Sweetman explains how gender sensitive MEL can support women's empowerment as...

 Bhimisa, standing, (9) reads in class at the Shree Janakalyan Primary School. Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

What's different about the global partnership for education?

Next week's Global Partnership for Education (GPE) conference is a key moment for the post-2015 education agenda. Aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor, reflects on the GPE and...

Birthday candles by Pudpuduk

Help us celebrate 21 years of Gender & Development

As Oxfam's Gender & Development journal marks its 21st year, assistant editor Liz Cooke looks back on the role it played during her student days and asks readers to take five minutes...

Vicky Awitan, a member of the United Farmers of Cuyago, working in the rice fields, Agusan Del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Credit: Oxfam

Resilience: from conference room to conflict zone

Resilience advisor Daniel Morchain recently attended a conference on resilience in Addis Ababa and then travelled to Mindanao in the Philippines and saw some of the lessons of resilience in action....

Noorkishili Naing’isa, a woman leader from Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Beyond the headcount: leadership for women's rights

Chloe Safier introduces a new guide to placing women's rights at the centre of development organisations and programmes. Transformative leadership goes beyond headcounts of women in senior positions,...

Global partnership for effective development cooperation

What's needed to improve business's role in development?

This week top business representatives meet in Mexico City to discuss how to make development more effective. The lack of financial transparency among companies involved in development initiatives...

A woman in South Sudan addresses a crowd gathered to meet their local MP. Credit: Oxfam

Gender inequality as a driver of conflict

Can Oxfam tackle gender inequality in conflict-affected countries? Here, Louie Fooks explains why working on gender inequality is not only possible, but a necessary part of governance and peace...

Building a social contract in South Sudan

Long term governance programming in fragile contexts is painstaking but rewarding work. Rama Anthony shares experiences from South Sudan and explains why development efforts should focus on...

Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...

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