Oxfam Policy & Practice - Development Methods Publicationsuuid:03289585-aa85-48e1-9f49-c39a155ec401;id=4712017-02-23T07:13:54Zbc54a674-b452-4d3c-b997-31a27492c1ccDevelopment is Going Digital: What is the role of INGOs? ICT for Development programmes in the Horn, East and Central Africa2017-02-20T00:27:54Z<p>Development is going digital and INGOs like Oxfam have a vital convening role to play. This paper draws on ICT for Development in Oxfam’s programmes in the Horn, East and Central Africa to consider what this role is. In order to realise the opportunities associated with the digital landscape, Oxfam will need to build internal and external capacity to implement ICT in programmes to enhance...f7273cf7-10aa-4b30-a744-3fca88c56922Absorb, Adapt, Transform: Resilience capacities2017-02-10T00:05:21Z<p>Change is happening all around us, and some change is rapidly transforming environmental, agricultural and political systems causing suffering, turbulence and uncertainty. Resilience is about enhancing people’s capacity to proactively and positively manage this change in ways that contribute to a just world without poverty.</p>
<p>This short guide is written for Oxfam staff and partners to help...7b72bde0-4a6e-46e1-8213-e8a10249bbb4Understanding Estimates of Economic Inequality2017-01-14T00:10:52Z<p class="text">From day to day we are confronted with headlines about inequality rising or falling. Oxfam and others have warned of high and rising extreme inequality and its undesirable impacts on poverty and social justice. In a highly political and contentious landscape, we are more empowered as activists and campaigners when we know how measures of inequality are calculated and what they tell...4dd086d1-6c35-43f0-9868-c2cb69a2ac3dResearching the Killer Fact That Highlighted Global Economic Inequality2016-12-23T00:08:40Z<p>This case study of research in practice describes how in 2014 Oxfam staff researched and developed a powerful killer fact – that the 85 richest people owned as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people – and how this triggered international media coverage, political commentary, and record-level website hits.</p>1af13ff7-ecf3-4c8c-b7ef-acc2ac5fd11cMixing Research Methods in an Impact Evaluation in Pakistan2016-12-23T00:08:41Z<p>Mixed-methods research for evaluation, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches, is widely recognized for its potential. It also poses challenges, especially for NGOs with limited resources and capacity for undertaking complex programmes of research and evaluation. This study describes one of Oxfam’s first attempts to integrate qualitative research into an effectiveness review that was...2cfe30b1-8de2-4db8-9cae-3a708f5a604eHumanitarian Informal feedback project: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Evaluation report 2015/162017-02-22T00:14:49Z<p class="text"><span lang="EN-GB">Oxfam has piloted the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) tool as a way to increase and improve the accountability Oxfam provides to refugees in Za’atari Camp in Jordan. This evaluation finds that there are several technological improvements that can and should be made to the tool, as well as internal improvements to the culture of accountability within Oxfam’s programme...fd2dcb05-22a5-4507-a1e1-9bb88ff0dba6Factors and Norms Influencing Unpaid Care Work: Household survey evidence from five rural communities in Colombia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Uganda and Zimbabwe2016-11-17T00:32:57Z<p>In order to address ‘heavy’ and ‘unequal’ care work and to raise the profile of care as a cross-cutting development issue, Oxfam and its partners implemented a baseline Household Care Survey (HCS) in five countries in which the WE-Care project was active. In November/December 2015, a revised version of the HCS was carried out in these same communities. As a follow-up survey, the 2015 HCS monitored...7acb9abd-6878-41f7-896d-a31a8725c421Participatory Methodology: Rapid Care Analysis2016-11-23T00:28:04Z<p>The Rapid Care Analysis is a rapid assessment tool to improve the design of a wider programme through gathering evidence to promote the recognition of care work and the identification of practical interventions. A key aim is to reduce the time or labour required for daily housework and caring for people, and thus increase women’s participation, empowerment, leadership and representation in both...9027f806-bfa7-4dec-bd36-4317091fee6fWE-Care Malawi Programme Report: Linking unpaid care work and mobile value-added services in Malawi2016-11-05T00:22:41Z<p>Malawi was one of the six countries in which Oxfam's Women's Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) programme was implemented. In its first phase (2014–2016), WE-Care aimed to build evidence to influence policy and practice change around the issue of unpaid care work. In Malawi, three research methodologies were used, including qualitative participatory research and quantitative methods to generate...524c0822-b257-4eb4-98eb-21274872125dWomen’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) – Oxfam: Phase 1 final report2016-11-05T00:22:42Z<p>The eradication of poverty and injustice depends on women’s equal enjoyment of their human rights. Oxfam has invested significantly in women’s economic leadership, and affirms that economic empowerment requires parallel progress in women’s political, social and personal empowerment. Women’s control over their own time and labour is increasingly recognized as a precondition...abf678c3-828c-4283-b78d-f8352e2aebf9Development Cooperation in Crisis2017-01-07T00:28:02Z<p class="Default"><span>At a time of great need, aid and other forms of development cooperation are at risk from current global political and economic trends that threaten international development commitments. In November 2016, representatives from donor countries and developing countries will meet at the second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)...c1ad4f49-f07c-4694-8363-49d9b63e83daImproving Food Security in Georgia: Oxfam’s multi-stakeholder network approach2016-10-27T00:14:00+01:00<p>This case study describes how the Georgian Alliance for Agriculture and Rural Development (GAARD) became a multi-stakeholder network. It explores how the network has contributed to Oxfam’s ability to leverage wider change and has helped establish relationships with key actors. It discusses the network’s initial achievements, and considers what its strategy for sustainability should be, if it is...c61c2b69-19aa-4369-858e-80149a0ac204From Grove to Market: Oxfam’s multi-stakeholder network approach in the West Bank2016-10-27T00:14:04+01:00<p>Oxfam and partners have been working since 2005 to develop and overcome challenges facing the West Bank’s olive oil sector, focusing on its export potential through quality improvements, organic production and attractiveness to the Fair Trade market. Oxfam has engaged many stakeholders in this process and has been instrumental in developing a collective vision for the Palestinian olive sector. This...4818ea9b-2821-4435-a923-1c0f2c326f37Understanding Networks: The application of Social Network Analysis methodology in the South Caucasus context2016-10-27T00:14:08+01:00<p>Oxfam has had many experiences of building networks to leverage change for people living in poverty worldwide, and aims to learn from these about what makes such alliances more or less effective. This case study focuses on two networks developed in the South Caucasus region which were recently analysed using Social Network Analysis (SNA) methodology. The main objective of the paper is to share the...85a68ffa-0d79-4673-b1f2-8cea631d9aadStrengthening Armenia's Agricultural Sector Through Multi-Stakeholder Networking: A case study on the Agricultural Alliance2016-10-29T00:10:03+01:00<p>Agriculture plays a vital role in Armenia’s economy, yet insufficient investment means productivity is limited and many smallholder farmers live in poverty, unable to realise the potential of their land. In 2011, Oxfam initiated a multi-stakeholder network – the Agricultural Alliance (AA) – which brings together civil society organizations to work on joint initiatives and advocacy to address problems...fc2ad8e9-6f81-4ceb-9e6e-2a7f47b352c9Influencing Financial Inclusion in Programmes: Overcoming barriers to agriculture and enterprise finance2016-10-30T00:17:35+01:00<p>Barriers to agriculture and enterprise finance are the result of the risks that service providers and investors usually perceive when supporting smallholder farmers, particularly women. Some of Oxfam’s programmes have successfully increased access to financial and other services through building the capacity of communities and engaging with a network of stakeholders. By successfully influencing...3a3cddc0-7c0e-4792-8e5d-00bae029a683How Change Happens2016-11-03T00:15:06Z<p>Human society is full of would-be 'change agents', a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect.</p>...b57b6741-dd5c-402a-b633-cb068f3c647aMy Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011–20162016-10-23T00:23:43+01:00<p>My Rights My Voiice is an innovative programme which aims to unlock young people’s potential by giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to become ‘active citizens’, able to voice their rights to education and healthcare, and to hold duty bearers to account.</p>
<p>Through the MRMV programme, Oxfam and its partners aimed to demonstrate that young people are not just passive bystanders in...c76c0d16-f09a-45ab-8073-b33479b11894Fiscal Justice Global Track Record: Oxfam’s tax, budget and social accountability work2016-10-23T00:23:31+01:00<p>For Oxfam, fiscal justice is about people having the space,<strong> </strong>voice and agency to exercise their rights – and through this to influence and monitor fiscal systems to mobilize greater revenue and increase spending for quality public services. Fiscal justice is a critical lever to tackle extreme inequality and reduce poverty. It is about more than technical tax or budget systems; it...b8e62bde-0733-4508-9b23-4341e79256b6Evaluation of the My Rights My Voice Programme: Synthesis report2016-10-26T00:05:16+01:00<p>‘My Rights, My Voice’ (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services. The programme has been implemented in eight countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania and Vietnam.</p>
<p>This evaluation<em> </em>aimed...