Oxfam Policy & Practice - Governance Publicationsuuid:03289585-aa85-48e1-9f49-c39a155ec401;id=4672017-02-23T07:13:40Z33a9265e-6e02-4754-98c0-ba373fa8db45We Won’t Wait: As war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace2017-01-30T00:19:50Z<p class="text"><span>Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the local level. Despite some efforts to assist them, women are not receiving enough practical support and...f223a1f4-51c0-4885-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...fbc86f11-19b8-45ac-a77b-6a78dcbec3e5Accountability Review in Tanzania: Fahamu, Ongea Sikilizwa / Informed, Speaking and Heard project2017-01-20T00:20:22Z<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.</p>
<p>The Fahamu Ongea Silikizwa (Informed, Speaking, and Heard) project was developed to respond to community awareness needs and participation...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...47a53020-df2f-45c6-ab62-7edcefbeee1dA Quick Guide to Public Financial Management in Myanmar2016-12-01T00:26:43Z<p>A quick guide to understanding how Public Financial Management (PFM) can deepen social accountability.</p>970d9704-effe-4dbd-a654-7d212028643dThe M-Score: Mobile phone scorecards improve public service quality and control corruption in Quang Tri province, Vietnam2016-11-10T00:23:27Z<p><span>Public administration services in Vietnam are often slow and inefficient. In Quang Tri province, Oxfam developed an innovative mobile phone scorecard tool: the M-Score. This tool enables citizens to score the performance of public administration services via mobile phone and ensures their feedback is recorded and responded to.</span></p>
<p><span>There have been encouraging results. One inspiring...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...72f1c339-3ecf-4965-a0ab-c61d84b53860Oxfam GB Statement on Modern Slavery: For the financial year 2015/162016-10-23T00:23:34+01:00<p>The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organizations with an annual turnover of at least £36m to make a public statement on steps they are taking to identify and prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. Oxfam GB advocated for this policy development, and this statement describes steps taken in relation to our own operations and supply chain. We have opted to share detailed...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...8be0ebca-dc61-4998-b498-dd6e728e8fadPreventing Cattle Raiding Violence in South Sudan: Local level peace building focusing on young people2016-10-23T00:23:17+01:00<p><a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/citizen-states/within-and-without-the-state?cid=rdt_wws">Within and Without the State</a> (WWS), a programme funded by the UK Department for International Development, has been working in South Sudan since 2012 to improve the relationship between citizen and state. This case study describes the efforts of Community Empowerment and Progress Organization,...0c0079ab-c686-4054-9d37-4aca5c22bf00Briefing note on the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)2016-10-23T00:23:42+01:00<p>The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) has been working over the last 7 years (from November 2009 to December 2016) to influence climate resilience policy and practice in Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia. </p>
<p>This brief highlights ACCRA's unique contribution to enhancing the governance of adaptation and planning processes through a multistakeholder process that builds on:<br />(a)...6362fd41-6926-4cc8-887c-c8c2fe990874Building Dialogue Between Citizens and the State: Six factors contributing to change in the Within and Without the State programme in DRC2016-06-15T00:19:34+01:00<p>This case study reflects on progress of Oxfam’s <a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/citizen-states/within-and-without-the-state">Within and Without the </a><a href="http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/citizen-states/within-and-without-the-state">State</a> (WWS) programme in the Équateur Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following a visit by the WWS Programme...9053c0a5-98e4-468d-9a6b-81d6d5d29fb4Political Gender Quotas: Key debates and values for Myanmar2016-06-25T00:01:25+01:00<p>Women are increasingly visible in politics around the world but there is still a yawning gap in their political representation compared with men. In Myanmar, gender inequality and women’s rights are major challenges across economic, social and political spheres. Myanmar’s historic election in November 2015 saw a big increase in the numbers of women candidates and women MPs elected to parliament:...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...ec77c269-9961-4306-8895-be6ca0309261Lessons learned from supporting the development of a network of networks for advocacy in the Global South2016-06-02T00:14:26+01:00<p>Oxfam regards working with partners as central to its model of change. While Oxfam is an organization with a strong global and international presence, working within networks and with other civil society organizations brings significantly more depth, outreach and legitimacy to its influencing work.</p>
<p>The ECSN BRICSAM (Empowering Civil Society Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World) programme...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...41da0147-98cb-4aee-89a7-7375593e4725SWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Promoting safe, legal water connections in Dandora, Nairobi2016-04-08T00:27:58+01:00<p>People living in the informal settlement of Dandora in Nairobi often have to walk long distances from their homes to collect water, queue for lengthy periods and pay high prices to vendors. Under the SWIFT programme, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor has been working in partnership with the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company to upgrade the water supply to Dandora and improve the access...b367840e-4b44-4848-972b-04ce26e277e3SWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Bringing reliable, affordable water to residents of Dandora, Nairobi2016-04-09T00:03:58+01:00<p>People living in the informal settlement of Dandora in Nairobi often have to walk long distances from their homes to collect water, queue for lengthy periods and pay high prices to vendors. Under the SWIFT programme, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) has been working in partnership with the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) to upgrade the water...7716ceb4-0602-4835-99a7-53ae945d6191SWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Improving hygiene behaviour through local radio broadcasts in Turkana, Kenya2016-04-11T00:21:31+01:00<p>Among residents of Lodwar in Turkana County, in Kenya’s northern Arid and Semi-Arid Lands region, open defecation is common practice, and awareness of the importance of hygiene behaviours such as handwashing with soap, treating drinking water and using latrines is low.</p>
<p>However, things have changed since local radio station Radio Maata (meaning ‘greetings’) began producing...