Anita with her two children in temporary shelter, Nepal September 2015. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Influencing behaviours and practices to tackle poverty and injustice

General, Influencing, Methodology, Research 1 Comment

Ruth Mayne, a senior researcher on influencing, introduces the key themes of a new discussion paper on behaviour and practice change. Behaviour change strategies can play a vital role in combating poverty, injustice and environmental problems, whether by helping end gender based violence, improving health and hygiene behaviours, or reducing resource-intensive consumption patterns. But do we really understand how to …

Three women walking down the main road of Cirhogole Village. DRC. Credit: Ramon Sanchez Orense/Oxfam

Working with men in the most dangerous place to be a woman


Fragile contexts, Gender, General, Protection, Violence Against Women and Girls 0 Comments

The Democratic Republic of Congo has become renowned for incredibly high levels of sexual violence. Oxfam partner CEDIER has been working to engage men in the DRC, to tackle some of the widespread beliefs and practices which contribute to making this such a dangerous place for women. Over the last 20 years, the DRC has been characterized by internal armed …

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What does populism mean for NGO policy and practice?

Influencing, Research 0 Comments

At the start of our Evidence for Influencing conference in October, Senior Researcher Martin Walsh presented Oxfam’s research on the politics of populism and its implications for NGO policy and practice, including the use of evidence for influencing. Here he summarises and reflects on the findings of that research, published at the end of last year as an Oxfam America Research …

Rohingya refugees walk along the shore line in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Credit: Tommy Trenchard / Oxfam

Indignation and inspiration, heartbreak and hope: Our 2017

Gender, General, Humanitarian, Inequality 0 Comments

As 2017 draws to a close Catherine Meredith looks back at the many powerful blogs posts, videos and podcasts which we’ve published on Views & Voices this year. My job as editor is a great privilege. I am frequently inspired by colleagues’ passion for overcoming injustice and the innovative ways in which they, and Oxfam, are helping people overcome poverty …

Findings from a meta-analysis of women’s empowerment projects

Gender, General, Real Geek, Women's Economic Empowerment 0 Comments

What overall impact are Oxfam’s women’s empowerment projects having? Simone Lombardini and Kristen McCollum attempted to answer this question by conducting a meta-analysis of our effectiveness review evaluations. Here Simone shares the key findings. After over six years conducting impact evaluations of women’s empowerment projects, I am very pleased to share our lessons from a recent meta analysis. ‘Using internal …