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Subject: development methods

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School children who are the beneficaries of an Oxfam school latrines project in Haiti. Credit: Vincent Tremeau / Oxfam

Political decision making about development aid needs to take a more functional approach

While politicians grapple with setting course to achieve the SDGs, they need to look at the core function of development aid and the role it can and should play in leaving no one behind. ...

Women from the Banakoro village Saving for Change group - dubbed Sabougnuma, or "good deed" - hold their weekly meeting. (Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam America)

Don’t be naïve, power is serious business

HER SERIES: Opinions on Women's Economic Empowerment In this latest addition to our Her Series, Oxfam America's Director of Policy & Research, Gawain Kripke, shares with us his...

Ellie Kealey / Oxfam

Our latest research guidelines for development practitioners

LEARNING:  High quality research is an integral part of evidence-informed advocacy and development programming. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our latest research...

ICTs for legal aid in Rwanda

Using ICTs for citizen feedback on legal services in Rwanda

LEARNING: A key gap in almost all justice systems worldwide is obtaining data on the quality, effectiveness and user perception of justice services. This represents a major gap in ensuring...

Karl Schoemaker | OXFAM

Practicing partnership: reflections from South Africa

LEARNING: Partnerships in development communities require different approaches and practices depending on the relationship between organisations. Oxfam Australia's former South Africa Country...

Women’s leader Noorkishili Naing’isa receives a call on her mobile phone while grazing her livestock in Mairowa Chini, Ololosokwan. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Getting technical in East Africa

LEARNING: How can Oxfam, and the development sector in East Africa, make best use of ICTs? Here Francesca Reinhardt, reflects on an event which brought together Oxfam staff from seven different...

Photo: Protection committee, DRC, December 2014. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Building bridges between communities and local government in the DRC

LEARNING: Annabel Morrissey recently returned from a visit to Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where she visited Oxfam's Within and Without the State programme which...

Partnering for impact

Working with partners: what’s it all about?

LEARNING: What does working in partnership mean for Oxfam and the vulnerable people we seek to help? Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser and Yo Winder, Global Partnerships and Accountability...

Hoqook radio event, Cairo. Credit: Myriam Abdelaziz/Oxfam Novib

Can a radio series change attitudes and norms on violence against women?

LEARNING: Imagine you could just broadcast an entertaining radio soap opera, starring everyone's favourite celebrities, and listeners would change their attitudes and perceptions of norms...

An Oxfam community focus group discussion in Mingkaman, South Sudan, 2014. Credit: Mackenzie Knowles Coursin/Oxfam

How did we do? Using technology to gather humanitarian feedback

NEWS: Often the most valuable beneficiary feedback is given informally and face to face. That's why Oxfam is exploring new ways of helping staff to digitally record comments received as...

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