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Beneficiary from EFSVL Project, Diyala Governorate, Iraq. Credit: Oriol Andres/Oxfam

Iraq: preparing for a predictable crisis

LEARNING: The Iraqi army's planned and ongoing counter-offensive against ISIS is likely to lead to the displacement of between 500,000 and 1.5 million people from the city of Mosul and...

Hamster wheel or fly wheel? Credit: Oxfam

Unlocking innovation: hamster wheels and fly wheels

Are you on a repetitive hamster wheel in your work or are you powering a fly wheel, providing stability and increasing momentum and power to bring about change? James Whitehead, Global Innovation...

Women read SMS about Polio prevention, Somalia, 2014. Photo: Ahmed Farah/Hijra

Our favourite uses of technology for social good

Today the Nominet Trust, the UK's leading social tech funder announces a shortlist of 100 best uses of technology for social good. Here Amy O'Donnell, ICT in Programme Lead, explains what...

Sanitation to fuel

From faeces to fuel: innovation in sanitation

2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to decent sanitation. On World Toilet Day our WASH Coordinator, Brian McSorley, describes some of the innovative ways in which Oxfam is working...

Examples of latrines. Credit: Audrey Andwati/Oxfam

Grand designs for low-cost latrines

A project in Northern Kenya using a build your own bog approach, otherwise known as Community-Led Total Sanitation, has led to some unusual and encouraging results. Oxfam's Public Health Promoter...

Fishing and systems thinking

Making systems thinking real

It's time to throw away the old rulebooks, and introduce some new learning, innovation and humility, explains John Chettleborough, Agricultural Markets and Enterprise Unit Manager. For development...

Kong Sineoun FCC of Kor Kok commune, Santok District showing her messages to other members in the room. Credit: Oxfam

Technology for social good – top 100 inspiring uses

Oxfam is increasingly exploring how to introduce technology in our programme work. We often find the first question asked by country staff is whether there are any ideas or case studies for inspiration. That's...

A woman being registered by Oxfam as a head of household for distributions in the event of flooding in Pampanga, Philippines. Credit: Oxfam

A data revolution is underway. Will NGOs miss the boat?

We live in a world where more data is being generated than ever before. For NGOs in international development increased data offers opportunities and poses risks, but ignoring it is not an option....

Researcher interviewing respondent in Cambodia. Credit: Pisey Chea/Oxfam

Measuring impact: a marriage of numbers and stories

At Oxfam we're committed to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning to make sure we are having the most positive impact we can on the lives of people living in poverty.  As part...

Rapid Care Analysis discussion group, Oromia, Ethiopia (2014)

Understanding unpaid care in Ethiopia through first-hand testimonies

In late November 2014, the WE-Care project conducted four rapid care analyses in the Oromia Region of central Ethiopia. The purpose of the rapid care analyses was to shine a light on the burden of...

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