Credit: Carol Allen-Storey/International Alert

Being a better partner in conflict situations

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Conflict, Fragile contexts, General, Research 1 Comment

A new report from Oxfam and International Alert looks at how violent conflict impacts local civil society and how international partners respond. Here Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert and Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, reflect on the key findings and their implications for future and current partnerships in conflict. Violent conflicts cast a shadow every day over millions …

Tiger worms: the little sanitation engineers

Humanitarian, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 0 Comments

Could tiger worms be the answer to some of the challenges of providing toilets in refugee and displaced people camps? Oxfam is conducting a pilot project to find out, working with the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in camps in Myanmar. ‘What do you think about worms? Would you be comfortable working with worms?’ Bagus Setyawan from Oxfam’s Global …

Members of the Rakhine Women’s Union which Oxfam’s partner Tat Lan works with. Credit: Dustin Barter/Oxfam

Putting gender at the heart of national budgeting

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Gender, General, Governance 0 Comments

Having an accountable system for public spending is central to the democratic relationship between citizens and the state. What if gender inequality was taken into account in the budget process? Poe Ei Phyu and Jasmine Burnley share key findings from Oxfam in Myanmar’s research into gender responsive budgeting. A country’s budget can be the most powerful tool a government has …

Workshop participants, Myanmar. Adinda Van Hemelrijck

Walking the talk with Participatory Impact Assessment Learning Approach (PIALA) in Myanmar

Methodology, Real Geek 0 Comments

Adinda Van Hemelrijck reflects on how we adapted PIALA for an impact evaluation in Myanmar. n 2015, Oxfam commissioned an impact evaluation of its resilient livelihoods project in the Dry Zone in Myanmar (part of the Effectiveness Review series). This project worked to develop a village-level mechanism – called Membership Organisation (MO) – that could facilitate broad citizen participation in local …