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At Oxfam, we are strongly committed to strengthening our ability to capture and communicate our effectiveness, in order to learn what does and does not work in our efforts to overcome poverty and suffering and strengthen our accountability to a wide range of stakeholders.
Our approach to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Our approach to monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) enables us to:
It is built on a number of key principles:
And relies on a suite of processes:
The processes are designed to take account of the views of our stakeholders through information collection processes and by including them in reflection and learning events. Information obtained through monitoring and evaluation activities enables us to give an informed and objective account of our decisions and actions.
As part of our strong commitment to better capture and communicate our effectiveness and promote evidence-based learning, we have developed a Global Performance Framework.
Project staff report annually on generic output data in six thematic indicator areas:
A sample of mature projects associated with each thematic indicator are then randomly selected each year and rigorously evaluated. The primary focus is on measuring the extent to which the sampled projects have promoted change in relation to their respective global outcome indicator.
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