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Participants of a session on how to empower women to take part in political life as part of Oxfam's AMAL programme in Yemen. Credit: Thana Faroq/Oxfam

Real geek: Out in the open, Oxfam’s impact evaluation survey data now available for download

Through the effectiveness reviews, Oxfam collects a large amount of individual and household survey data. In this blog, we explain why we are making these data available, and where to find them. ...

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Real geek: I’ve got the power! Calculating statistical power for matching models by simulation

REAL GEEK: Opinions on research, measurement and evaluation Calculating statistical power - or working out how many people to interview before a survey - can be a challenge, especially if...

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Unleash the real geeks

REAL GEEK: Opinions on research, measurement and evaluation Simone Lombardini introduces our new series 'real geek', Research, Evaluation and Adaptive Learning (Generating Evidence...

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...

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...