Oxfam Policy & Practice - Education Publicationsuuid:316b664f-5ffd-4b71-99d1-054a95c5382c;id=6342013-05-21T20:38:00Z2f941307-31b4-4cea-a191-ec3821530aa9Where the boys are: engaging young adolescent boys in support of girls' education and leadership2013-03-22T01:01:56ZThe Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) is a three-year (2008 /2011) project implemented
by CARE in six countries: Honduras, Yemen, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Egypt.
PTLA was part of a larger girls’ education programme, focusing on basic education
(access and quality), and gender equality. The programme aimed to promote leadership
skills among girls aged between 10 and 14 from vulnerable communities. It...796e51cf-3d29-407d-875a-0172015f0210Inequality Matters: BRICS inequalities fact sheet2013-03-31T00:55:44Z<p>Oxfam believes that reducing inequality is fundamental to fair and sustainable development. This fact sheet outlines trends in key dimensions of socio-economic inequality in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), looking especially at education, gender, health, social expenditure and environmental sustainability.</p>
<p>The BRICS countries have growing influence in...3a83df9c-6748-4d37-b88f-cbf195ffc420From philanthropy to corporate social responsibility in Guatemala: assessing shifts through Alianzas2013-03-10T00:28:47ZLatin American firms are moving from narrow philanthropy to broader engagement with development priorities. We examine this shift with data from Alianzas, a development programme promoting private contributions to health and education in Guatemala. We use Solomon's (2010) dimensions of proliferation, professionalisation, and partnering to compare firms' pre-Alianzas efforts with programme activities....768661ff-c295-40ab-a9ce-cce63416f8acReaching beyond the health post: community-based surveillance for polio eradication2013-03-10T00:28:51ZThis article discusses the CORE Group Polio Project Ethiopia's introduction of community-based surveillance (CBS) of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) to support polio eradication. A USAID-funded collaboration among Ethiopian and US-based NGOs, the CGPP supports volunteers in education about AFP and encouraging case reporting. Volunteers also conduct active case searches, visiting community leaders likely...48dc8a66-ebba-487a-a40c-d0ccb5c98bb3Exploring strengths-based approaches in the design of a family planning project in Kenya2013-03-10T00:28:57ZThis practical note explores the contribution that strengths-based approaches (SBA) can make to project design. The note outlines how SBA was understood and applied in the design of a family planning project by Marie Stopes in Kenya under the Australian Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES). Fieldwork findings demonstrate how SBA assists in bringing to the fore local initiatives and assets that...034a76f9-68f5-491e-8969-beae30134edcPoverty and Inequality in Contemporary Russia2013-02-16T00:34:23ZOxfam has more than 60 year's experience supporting people to overcome poverty the world over. Since 2003, Oxfam has been working in the Russian Federation, where it has applied its international knowledge to work with civil society partners from Murmansk to Vladivostok and many places in between. From 2012, advocacy on pro-poor social policy has become central to Oxfam’s work in Russia. This briefing...d561bd4c-9571-454a-836d-94e15be93302From paternalism to participation: the motivations and understandings of the “developers”2013-02-23T05:48:34ZRecently there has been a shift in development discourse from ideas of paternalism to those of participation. Set within the framework of a postmodern critique of development, this paper questions the assumption that the ideas of development still exist in the same discursive space. Using University of East Anglia (UEA) development studies postgraduate students as a case study, it considers why students...f5220f2c-88fc-409f-86f0-47eaa9239d71An investigation into the training of community development workers within South Africa2013-02-23T05:48:40ZThis article documents a research project that examined the training provided within the South African National Community Development Worker Programme (CDWP), consisting of over 4,000 community development workers (CDWs). Many of the hopes of good community development work are built upon effective education and training of the workers/practitioners. To fail in educating and training CDWs is to ensure...5877c7ae-22c4-4615-9efe-921ab7678f2cLearning for capacity development: a holistic approach to sustained organisational change2013-02-23T05:48:23ZThis article describes a holistic approach to organisational development that promotes learning and its integration into everyday work practice. It presents the approach and how it leads to genuine organisational transformation, increased organisational efficiency, and resilience during change. When an organisation is both willing and able to engage with a holistic approach, the results are significantly...aea65097-18b1-4f67-a02f-647faef6ddbaImmersion for organisational learning in Tanzania2013-02-23T05:48:27ZThis article shares the approach and experiences of a joint immersion of two organisations in Tanzania. Immersions have a profound effect on individuals and strongly stimulate individual learning. Wishing to go beyond that, an immersion was designed with the aim of also contributing to organisational learning. With an increasingly complex and dynamic situation, organisational approaches and strategies...456dba16-a4a0-482a-a355-a7d5bd1620daPro-poor? Class, gender, power, and authority in faith-based education in Maharashtra, India2013-02-23T05:49:05ZReligious and secular ideologies are hotly debated within Indian educational circles, partly in response to neo-liberal trends in educational provision, which have encouraged non-state providers, including religious organisations, to increase their involvement. The paper explores similarities and differences between educational providers affiliated with different faith traditions in Maharashtra, with...2f9ca28d-aa7a-4356-9c1a-fbb706dd2d11Religious values and beliefs and education for women in Pakistan2013-02-23T05:49:23ZThis paper explores the hypothesis that Islamic religious values and beliefs are antithetical to women's education in two cities in Pakistan: Lahore, generally believed to be a socially liberal city, and Peshawar, often regarded as the bastion of conservative values and norms. Leaders and members of selected religious organisations, and some members of women's rights and development organisations,...90b8a3f5-edf8-4f7f-8081-364aead57b7bParticipatory Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis: A practitioner's guide2013-02-28T00:37:21ZOxfam’s participatory capacity and vulnerability analysis (PCVA) tool is a risk analysis process designed to help staff and partner organisations engage with communities in contexts where natural disasters are significant drivers of poverty and suffering. PCVA has its roots in two proven social development methodologies. First, it stems from capacity and vulnerability analysis (CVA) methodology. This...3c4d85a5-9c44-49b2-9fb7-82559df5252aGlobal Campaign for Education: Advocating for continued involvement of The Netherlands in education worldwide2012-06-01T00:39:35+01:00More children in developing countries, including girls, follow basic education. However, 69 million children are still out of school. The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in the Netherlands managed to keep education high on the agenda in a year with major education budget cuts in the Dutch development budget. The Campaign used its International network and a creative media and networking approach...46e9ded6-99bc-4499-b48c-b28ecd30ac86Effectiveness of 3MTM PetrifilmTM as a teaching tool in rural Mali2013-02-23T05:51:42ZIn developing areas of the world, where local people's understanding of germ theory and water and sanitation problems is not complete, 3MTM PetrifilmTM can act as an important visual aid for development workers in order to educate people about water and sanitation topics. The present article gives an example of how 3MTM PetrifilmTM has been used to help establish a baseline understanding of water and...1129dd45-22cb-4733-a8d3-316b44532f70Signs speak as loud as words: deaf empowerment in Namibia2013-02-23T05:51:55ZThe present article outlines a development project carried out in Namibia in 2006–2010 by the Icelandic International Development Agency and the Namibian Ministry of Education. The project aimed primarily to empower deaf people by building capacity in deaf education and developing Namibian Sign Language. Strong emphasis was placed on strengthening government structures and services to contribute towards...27d08297-9981-4b8a-b6f9-1e7ea6ff42a8Gender equality: it's your business2012-03-11T00:42:49ZThis Briefing for Business is intended for senior managers in global and national companies, especially those retailing and producing food and fast-moving consumer goods, and which source goods or labour in developing countries. Although many companies already do much to protect human rights in their operations and value chains, there is more that they can and must do. In this Briefing for Business,...8fc116f9-e493-4ff0-8210-532bff6dc8fdChild welfare and the UNHCR: a case for pre-resettlement refugee parenting education2013-02-23T05:51:32ZVery little is known about the ecology of the refugee parenting experience in pre-resettlement contexts. This article presents research that is part of a larger study seeking to explain why refugee parents are appearing in the South Australian child protection system. In particular, the research highlights the need for parenting education as an early intervention. The study's findings also point to...25c54946-c25a-4d89-959c-b61cabd8f40fLeft Behind by the G20? How inequality and environmental degradation threaten to exclude poor people from the benefits of economic growth2012-01-21T00:15:02ZThe G20 is committed to supporting equitable and sustainable growth. But new data shows that a lot needs to change if they are to live up to this pledge. The stakes are high: analysis in this paper suggests that without attention to growing inequality, strong growth is unlikely to be enough to prevent poverty increasing in some G20 countries over the next decade. Income inequality is growing in almost...cd6be38c-c0f1-4ebe-9117-9fc1b33b2790The 'right to have rights': active citizenship and gendered social entitlements in Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine2011-12-15T00:02:19ZThe Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is now the subject of global attention with the escalation of social unrest and the toppling of dictators. The present article summarises the key findings of regional research on active citizenship, gender and social entitlements in Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine, zooming in on the role of the state and non-government organisations in channelling basic services...