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Women involved in the Raising Her Voice programme in Pakistan. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam

Taking Oxfam’s evaluations to another level

The best evaluations of development programmes combine qualitative and quantitative data. But working out how to use the data harmoniously and adapt research to fit the latest findings is not straightforward....

An Oxfam focus group in Douentza, Mali, 2013. Credit: Habibatou Gologo/Oxfam

New guidelines for the intrepid development researcher

Conducting high quality research is an essential aspect of programme design, evaluation and communication. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our research guidelines, now with...

Vietnamese youth discussing their challenges during the Young at Heart workshop in Hanoi. Credit: Tuan Anh/Oxfam

Designing programmes which are young at heart

Researchers from Oxfam Novib asked young people in Uganda and Vietnam to share their problems, their hopes and dreams, and analysed the results to draw conclusions about what issues prospective development...

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....

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...

Core Humanitarian Standard Credit: www.corehumanitarianstandard.org

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. ...