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IDPs wait in line to receive aid at an Oxfam distribution. The unconditional cash transfer is for the most vulnerable people affected by the current war in the country. Khamer  district, Yemen

Cash transfers: a catalogue of solutions

ICT in Programme Humanitarian Advisor, Anna Kondakhchyan reflects on an exciting new initiative designed to help practitioners navigate the ins and outs of electronic cash transfers. ...

Data example, realgeek

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...

How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

LEARNING:  Innovation requires bringing people and ideas together. But sometimes the way we communicate about our work can get in the way of collaboration. Kippy Joseph, Associate...

A woman cycles to work in Hanoi. Photo credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

Unilever perspective: The importance of innovative partnerships in driving social sustainability

Learning:  Last week we published the results of an unique study conducted with Unilever on labour rights in Vietnam. Here Marcela Manubens, Global VP for Social Impact at Unilever,...

Women’s leader Noorkishili Naing’isa receives a call on her mobile phone while grazing her livestock in Mairowa Chini, Ololosokwan. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Getting technical in East Africa

LEARNING: How can Oxfam, and the development sector in East Africa, make best use of ICTs? Here Francesca Reinhardt, reflects on an event which brought together Oxfam staff from seven different...

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...

Using Last Mile Mobile Solutions to register people in Ethiopia. Credit: Laura Eldon

What ICTs can do for humanitarian programmes

In an era of ever increasing humanitarian disasters and constantly evolving digital technology, Oxfam is gathering evidence about how Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) can improve the...

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...