Change Lives: Now, more than ever, your support matters.
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Change a life

Now, more than ever, your support matters. Help refugees seeking safety and families struggling to overcome poverty. Give today.

Help families struggling to overcome poverty.

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People like you change lives

Nearly one out of every three people on our planet lives in poverty. But caring individuals like you and Oxfam see a future in which no one does. Your generosity allows us to reach tens of millions of people a year with life-changing assistance. Oxfam has been a trusted partner to families around the world for more than 70 years—saving lives during emergencies, supporting rural farmers, empowering women, and advocating for peoples’ rights. But we can’t do it alone. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

Measuring impact: Doing good well

It's great when we get it all right, but some of our most effective work emerges from trial and error. Using data, analysis, and consultation with a range of people—from community members to government officials—we continually adjust our approach for greater impact.

As a development organization we must be accountable not only to our donors, but also to the people on whose behalf we work—the people at the center of our programs. In late 2005, Oxfam established a department dedicated to learning, evaluation, and accountability. Since that time we have been making increased investments in this area. Now all long-term programs, major campaigns, and key innovation projects have a rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning system. Most include:

  1. A baseline or assessment of the situation prior to intervention
  2. A monitoring system with quarterly or midterm reports documenting progress in relation to plans
  3. Annual reviews that document aggregate evidence and that bring stakeholders together for reflections on progress
  4. An evaluation every three to four years and/or when an initiative finishes

Interested in learning even more about how Oxfam measures impact? Explore our research, evaluations, and impact reports.

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