Policy makers are not blind to evidence

Regular readers of this blog will know that Oxfam has adopted a Global Performance Framework, which, among other things, involves the random selection of samples of closing or sufficiently mature projects under six outcome areas each year and rigorous evaluations of their performance. These are referred to as Effectiveness Reviews. The Universal Access to Health Care Campaign was randomly selected …

Women and care work: a snapshot from Sri Lanka

How does change happen at a household level? Sonali Gunasekera, former Oxfam gender adviser in Sri Lanka, on how the rapid care analysis tool can identify practical ways to support the sharing of unpaid household duties. Oxfam’s livelihoods programmes in Sri Lanka have made considerable progress in improving women’s participation in the agricultural sector, as well as increasing the number of …

Let’s talk about inequality

Today’s guest blogger Amit Sengupta of Oxfam India reports on a groundbreaking public debate on inequality that took place in New Dehli Townhall last month. Bridging the growing divide between the rich and the poor is as much a challenge today as reducing poverty. It is now clear that our focus must increasingly be on diminishing the inequalities between the …