Building Resilience: A meta-analysis of Oxfam's resilience Effectiveness Reviews

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25 Oct 2017

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Oxfam's Effectiveness Reviews evaluate the impact of the organization's projects on the lives of those they are intended to help.

This research paper uses statistical meta-analysis to summarise the results of all 16 Effectiveness Reviews carried out under the theme of resilience between 2011 and 2015.

The paper finds that projects evaluated had a significant positive impact overall, as measured by an index of contextually-appropriate indicators of resilience. However, there are important differences in impact between different regions of the world. The meta-analysis also reveals a difference in the level of resilience by the gender of the head of household, and provides some insights into the resilience measurement approach.