Subject: development methods

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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. ...

Charitable, 45 runs a canteen or small restaurant, she has four children and is pregnant with a fifth. Her house collapsed into a heap of rubble during the earthquake. Now, she’s re-opened in a makeshift spot across the street. Credit:Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Gender and Rights: our Quick Guides to success

How can you incorporate gender considerations into humanitarian, development and campaigns work? As Jemma Stringer explains, if you're pushed for time reading a Quick Guide would be a good start. ...

Wulu, South Sudan Within without state public dialogue

Governance and Fragility: lessons learnt

This week the Within and Without the State (WWS) programme is sharing its experience from South Sudan at a UNDP expert practitioners meeting in New York. Here, Louie Fooks, Global Learning and...

Can civil society influence elections?

It's a question asked by activists around the world: how to influence politicians and their election pledges? Here, Awa Faly Ba and Jérôme Gérard share lessons from West Africa. ...

DFID development tracker

An open data revolution, but what's next?

An open data revolution has taken place in the aid transparency world in the past two years, but the story doesn't end there. Today's guest bloggers, Roy Trivedy and Mike Battcock from...

Making gender justice a reality training participants. Credit: Oxfam

In her shoes: gender justice training in Afghanistan

Putting women's rights at the heart of all we do begins with our own teams and ways of working. Nina Gora describes a series of training workshops with Oxfam staff in Afghanistan.  ...

Single mother Joyce with her baby son Prince whom she delivered in the local hospital thanks to the free healthcare provided to pregnant women in Ghana. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Policy makers are not blind to evidence

Regular readers of this blog will know that Oxfam has adopted a Global Performance Framework, which, among other things, involves the random selection of samples of closing or sufficiently mature...

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