Since 2011, Oxfam Great Britain (GB) has been conducting rigorous evaluations annually on samples of randomly selected mature projects (projects which are a substantial way through implementation or have finished). The purpose of these evaluations is to help the organization understand and evidence whether its work is resulting in positive change in the lives of the women and men with whom and for whom it works.
The Effectiveness Reviews consider Oxfam GB’s work across six thematic areas: humanitarian response; accountability; livelihoods; resilience; women’s empowerment; and good governance.
Oxfam GB uses four distinct methodologies to evaluate projects selected as part of the Effectiveness Review series, as no one evaluation approach is appropriate for all work conducted. This document provides information about these different methodologies – what we seek to measure and specific evaluation designs.
Read more about Oxfam’s Effectiveness Reviews.
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