Oxfam Policy & Practice - Aid Publicationsuuid:1dbe4b91-8041-4abe-aea5-8b377f8abadc;id=4452017-02-23T07:13:34Zf223a1f4-51c0-4885-a818-549181a26438Governance in Myanmar: Evaluation of the ‘Building equitable and resilient livelihoods in the Dry Zone’ project2017-01-28T00:06:51Z<p>This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, randomly selected for review under the governance thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in March 2016. <span style="font-size: 10pt;">The evaluation used PIALA (Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach) to assess the effectiveness of the ‘Building...676dea5c-8079-42f0-a8e2-0fa2ecd18d12Stand and Deliver: Urgent action needed on commitments made at the London Conference one year on2017-01-26T00:01:02Z<p>On 4 February 2016, the international community agreed on a ‘comprehensive new approach’ to address the protracted Syria crisis at the “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference in London. Donors, and neighboring countries, which host the vast majority of those who have fled Syria, committed to significant financial pledges and policy changes to improve the lives of refugees...26699102-d895-47f5-8b46-2df5dd2a8e33The Dairy Sector in the Gaza Strip2017-01-21T00:07:05Z<p>Gaza's dairy sector has been severely damaged by Israel’s separation policy, blockade and three rounds of hostilities. The sector is now highly dependent on imports for production and consumption and is unable to compete with imported products. However, there are opportunities for the sector to grow and reduce its dependence on external markets. This requires donors to urgently invest in the sector...43aad27d-b936-490d-8c82-ab5868e98b7aAccountability Review in Cambodia: Strengthening partnership towards participatory and accountable governance2017-01-20T00:20:22Z<p>This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in December 2014 which examines the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.<br />The project works to ensure equitable and sustainable use of natural resources in 4 provinces in Cambodia - Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratie...3c820286-e5a1-4117-a837-95bec8f06866From Pledge to commitment: How should donors engage to reconstruct Central African Republic during the Brussels Conference?2016-11-18T00:10:36Z<p class="text"><span lang="EN-GB">On 17 November 2016, donors meet in Brussels to discuss reconstruction in Central African Republic (CAR). During this meeting, the CAR authorities hope that international donors and partners will make commitments to help to restore peace and security, renew the social contract and revive the economy. </span></p>
<p class="text"><span lang="EN-GB">This policy briefing...8cb5a174-7a1f-4d50-aa10-9b8b6c2c95fbClimate Finance Shadow Report 2016: Lifting the lid on progress towards the $100 billion commitment2016-11-07T00:06:40Z<p>In the global push to tackle climate change, international climate finance is essential. Climate finance, both public and private, helps developing countries adapt to climate extremes and develop in a low carbon way.</p>
<p>This briefing examines reported international public climate finance flows, taking into account the funding commitments of developed countries under the United Nations Framework...61c2c3bb-f31b-4da1-9ba0-ffc0cb954477Citizen Voice in Afghanistan: Evaluation of National Solidarity Programme III2016-10-23T00:23:30+01:00<p>This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, randomly selected for review under the citizen voice thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in December 2014. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the “National Solidarity Programme III” in Afghanistan. The National Solidarity...af68eb07-683e-4b62-83d2-679bcae4760dAccountability and Ownership: The role of aid in a post-2015 world2016-10-23T00:23:23+01:00<p>In September 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)––an ambitious new agenda to eliminate poverty and achieve a sustainable world by 2030. The role of aid in achieving the SDGs, in which national accountability and ownership are paramount, should not be underestimated.</p>
<p>As the world marks one year since the signing of the Sustainable Development Agenda, Oxfam...c081a0d1-132a-4d4e-93a2-b12e0a03d6feThe Impact of Food Assistance on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Humanitarian Crises: An evidence synthesis protocol2016-10-30T00:17:30+01:00<p>This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies and the difficulty posed by identification of frequently mobile households – and their particular vulnerability to humanitarian crises suggest that the effects of humanitarian...c3ec495e-04b5-44ff-8b57-20e7c647118bAccountability and Feedback Mechanisms in Partnerships2016-05-29T00:26:34+01:00<p class="Coverintroduction">One of the key challenges of working well in partnerships is ensuring a good level of engagement from all sides, so that everyone feels equally responsible and accountable for the delivery of the project, and ultimately for helping to improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. So, how do we achieve this? This paper examines a specific case of a network that...1f54400e-aa4f-4f7a-9add-9263901c0379The Power is in People: Reflections from our development practice in South Africa2016-07-02T00:04:48+01:00<p>This Oxfam Australia publication captures experiences, learning, knowledge and underlying principles of the development of the programs in South Africa from 1998 to 2016. In this light, it<span style="font-size: 10pt;"> seeks to do many things:</span></p>
<li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Describe the journey in South Africa through the eyes of Oxfam staff, highlighting key moments </span><span...86ca6578-396a-4b20-adaa-3f8a5d097637Missed Out: The role of local actors in the humanitarian response in the South Sudan conflict2016-06-12T00:21:23+01:00<p>Since the latest conflict erupted in <span>South Sudan in</span> December 2013, more than 2.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes and 3.9 million (approximately one third of the population) do not have enough to eat. All humanitarian actors struggle to respond to these acute needs against a context of chronic poverty, ongoing conflict and insecurity, limited infrastructure and a...8736ec49-1bc1-49c2-a1ed-f5072d062fa7A Safe Haven? Britain's role in protecting people on the move2016-10-30T00:17:26+01:00<p>Across Europe, people who have fled human rights violations, conflict, violence and hardship are living in inhumane conditions, and thousands have drowned trying to reach the continent. While the UK government has been a leader in providing assistance to countries hosting large numbers of refugees, it has fallen short of its moral responsibility to provide safe routes to protection for people seeking...dc288976-7899-40e2-adbf-311b60edc962What are the practices to identify and prioritize vulnerable populations affected by urban humanitarian emergencies?: A systematic review protocol2016-06-12T00:21:18+01:00<p>The purpose of this document is to clearly describe the proposed research questions and methodology for an evidence synthesis on practices to identify and prioritize vulnerable populations affected by urban humanitarian emergencies. This protocol outlines the reasons for this evidence synthesis, how the review will be conducted, plans for critical appraisal of included studies and methods of synthesis....d41ba902-6c34-4aaa-a4c3-c04bdcbb45adThe impact of mental health and psychosocial support programmes for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review protocol2016-06-15T00:19:23+01:00<p>This protocol outlines plans for conducting a mixed-methods systematic review on the impact of mental health and psychosocial support programmes in humanitarian emergencies. It outlines the reasons for the review questions, how the review will be conducted, plans for critical appraisal of included studies and methods of synthesis. This review will identify studies by conducting a bibliographic search...ce8b5644-2c54-44b6-8e23-12ce68be9940The impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children in humanitarian crises: An evidence synthesis protocol2016-06-23T00:21:34+01:00<p>This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on child protection. This synthesis will ask the overarching research question: What is the impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), during the period of separation, in humanitarian crises in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)? Specifically, the review will examine this via the following...9646142e-1c2b-4248-9713-7defdafa3904The effectiveness and efficiency of interventions supporting shelter self-recovery following humanitarian crises: An evidence synthesis protocol2017-02-08T00:08:11Z<p>The purpose of this document is to clearly describe the proposed research methodology for an evidence synthesis on shelter self-recovery so that it can be finalised prior to undertaking the study and replicated in future. Thus it describes: a) the theoretical background to the study (Section 2), which includes definitions of key terms used in the research, a proposed theory of change model for how...1d6dc3bb-95e7-483c-b59e-304d70323e42Strategic Outcome Area: Saving Lives, Now and in the Future2016-10-23T00:23:39+01:00<p>The Oxfam Strategic Plan 2013–2019: The Power of People Against Poverty guides the confederation's programme, advocacy and campaign priorities. Change Goal 3: Saving Lives, Now and in the Future is one of the six change goals set by the Strategic Plan. This report reviews a sample of nine Oxfam's Humanitarian Crisis responses: the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan, the South Sudan regional crisis,...b2ca898c-0fab-4adf-a74d-af6360ddbeb8Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 20162016-02-03T00:28:34Z<p>The number of people in need as a result of the conflict in Syria continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up. The donor conference in London on 4 February 2016 is another opportunity to reverse that trend and put Syrian civilians first. Oxfam is calling for rich states to commit to fully funding this year’s Syria crisis response appeal and to resettle 10 percent...a9ee2ba0-11bb-4f34-9193-544603c6b196Righting the Wrong: Strengthening local humanitarian leadership to save lives and strengthen communities2016-02-13T00:21:39Z<p>Tens of millions of people receive vital humanitarian aid every year, but millions more suffer without adequate help and protection, and their number is relentlessly rising.</p>
<p>Far too often their suffering is because their governments cannot, or intentionally will not, ensure their citizens' access to aid and protection.</p>
<p>This paper looks at how we can improve the humanitarian system...