From coffee to conference

In this blog, Shekhar Anand and Emilia Torrisi share Oxfam’s learning on building influencing networks, how we are achieving it and why it is crucial to creating sustainable change.  t Oxfam we know how crucial is to work with and influence others to enable changes in the life of poor and vulnerable communities.  By bringing people together to find common solutions …

Outed “locker room talk” is strengthening global movement to stop violence against women

Oxfam GB’s Director of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice Nikki van de Gaag, explores how the events surrounding the US Presidential campaign can help end violence against women around the world. Recent events have seen many people loudly expressing concern that after so many years of hard work on women’s rights, and rafts of legislation on gender-based violence, it is still …

Measuring indirect beneficiaries: Attempting to square the circle?

Marta Arranz introduces the challenging topic of measuring indirect beneficiaries as part of Oxfam’s efforts to better measure influencing work. s someone who works on M&E of influencing, I am interested in how programmes and campaigns can estimate who and how many people they actually benefit, particularly those who benefit indirectly, without being directly engaged with project activities. Don’t miss …

Influencing for systemic transformative change: The ACCRA model

In this blog, Margaret Barihaihi tells Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance’s (ACCRA) story to inspire development practitioners and partners in making long term impact in the lives of men and women affected by climate change and disasters. ransformative change takes time. Before it can be called transformative, real change in people’s lives has to result from shifts in systems, attitudes, …

Oxfam’s M&E team on the road

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 …

Ha-Joon Chang on How Change Happens

Ahead of the official release date, we introduce Duncan Green’s new book, How change Happens.  ctober is upon us, and with it the publication of How Change Happens on the 27th. I am already suffering about my levels of authorial self-obsession: I entered the personal shorthand of ‘Narcissistic Peak’ for launch day, unaware that my diary synchs with my wife’s …

Accelerating Action: The need for next generation water targets

Originally posted by CEO Water Mandate, this blog calls for transformational change in water stewardship efforts. here is an opportunity for leading companies endorsing the CEO Water Mandate to rise to the challenge as water stewardship efforts have not kept pace with the scale of water scarcity and pollution problems. Agriculture drives roughly 70 percent of global water withdrawals and …

Shaking up the system: Improving the tea industry and workers lives in Malawi

One year into Malawi 2020 Daniel Morchain looks how some of the stakeholders are working with the tea labourers central to the project to ensure that the tea industry in Malawi meets its responsibilities and leads the way in being socially responsible, just and fair. alawi’s economy runs on tobacco, tea, sugarcane and coffee. In the Southern districts of Mulanje …