Oxfam’s M&E team on the road

Kimberly Bowman Methodology, Real Geek

Evaluation conferences present us with a valuable opportunity to share our latest thinking and learn from others. In this post, we share some of our M&E team’s recent and upcoming contributions to meetings of actors from the evaluation and development sectors. t’s that time of year again… Autumn is evaluation conference season, and Oxfam’s M&E teams have been busy at …

Rising to the challenge: Measuring an expanding concept of resilience in Oxfam’s impact evaluations

Jonathan Lain Methodology, Real Geek

Resilience has become central to the development sector in recent years, but conceptually it is still in a state of flux. In this blog post, we explore some of the new challenges associated with measuring the expanding concept of resilience in Oxfam’s impact evaluations or ‘Effectiveness Reviews’. esilience keeps getting bigger. What started off as an ambitious attempt to meld …

Out in the open: Oxfam’s impact evaluation survey data now available for download

Simone Lombardini ICT4D, Real Geek

Through the effectiveness reviews, Oxfam collects a large amount of individual and household survey data. In this blog, we explain why we are making these data available, and where to find them. e talked about this in previous blogs and presentations, and I am happy to finally be able to announce that the individual and household survey data we collected …

I’ve got the power! Calculating statistical power for matching models by simulation

Jonathan Lain ICT4D, Real Geek

Calculating statistical power – or working out how many people to interview before a survey – can be a challenge, especially if we want to use matching models to estimate projects’ impacts. In this blog post, we discuss how computer simulations might make power calculations easier and explain how we’ve tried this out in the evaluation team at Oxfam. How …

Unleash the real geeks

Simone Lombardini ICT4D, Real Geek

Simone Lombardini introduces our new series ‘real geek’, Research, Evaluation and Adaptive Learning (Generating Evidence and an Enthusiasm for Knowledge), blogs for anyone who sees research, measurement and evaluation as essential tools for learning, adaptation and ultimately improved impact. his is the first of a series of blogs where Oxfam’s technical advisers, researchers and programme colleagues will share questions, learning, …