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real geek blog series

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...

World Citizen's Panel - Stories of Change Workshop

Result oriented reflection: notes on the recent Stories of Change workshop for the Inclusion Project

LEARNING:  Oxfam Novib's World Citizens Panel team recently held a workshop to analyze Stories of Change, a qualitative research method which aims to help practitioners understand...

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Our latest research guidelines for development practitioners

LEARNING:  High quality research is an integral part of evidence-informed advocacy and development programming. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our latest research...

Sugarcane plantation within Jatayvary Indigenous Land, Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Credit: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

Will business continue to feed climate change?

OPINION: As business representatives gather for a climate summit in London Irit Tamir explains why the food and beverage sector should play a prominent role in reducing global emissions. ...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, August 2014. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Who told you that? Inclusion, bias and humanitarian evidence synthesis

OPINION: Dr Ellie Ott, Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector. ...

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...

The world's 62 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

Oxfam's latest inequality report and stats have prompted some lively debate in the run up to the World Economic Forum. Here Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, explains how we came up with...

Doling out portions of the traditional food nshima, or maize meal, in Zambia. Credit: Abbie-Trayler Smith/Oxfam

Delicious, disgusting, dangerous: how global eating habits are changing

There's a food revolution going on all over the world and the young are at the forefront of it; but how much are they the leaders? And how much are they the ones being led? John Magrath, Programme...

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...

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...