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Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, Nepal, Credit: Aubrey Wade / Oxfam

People in crisis - at the heart of the new humanitarian standards

How can humanitarian agencies ensure they are having a positive impact? The new core humanitarian standards should make this easier. In the run-up to World Humanitarian Day, Peta Sandison, Humanitarian...

People queue in Tundikhel IDP camp. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

What works in humanitarian response? First step – map the evidence

In order to make evidence-based decisions, in humanitarian response or any field, we need to be critically examining the latest research. One way in which Oxfam is doing this is through the Humanitarian...

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Four things we learnt in May

In May, we looked at the opportunities and dilemmas which technology is opening up for development and humanitarianism; new monitoring and evaluation initiatives; reducing the burden of unpaid care...

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...

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A new standard for humanitarian action

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) has been developed to rally all humanitarian actors around a single standard of humanitarian action, and thereby improve performance. Nigel Timmins, Deputy Humanitarian...

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Beyond good intentions: evidence in emergency response

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Ellie Ott looks at how evidence-based practice is transforming how humanitarian programming reviews and improves its effectiveness. ...

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...

Families take boats to flooded villages, Dadu District, Pakistan, 2010. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

How livelihoods were saved in Pakistan's 2010 floods

Every year Oxfam undertakes rigorous evaluations of a sample of its programmes worldwide and publishes the resulting effectiveness reviews here on the Policy & Practice website. In this post...

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. ...