Project: Mid-Term Review of Oxfam GB’s General Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) with the UK Department of International Development (DFID) (July 2012 – October 2012)

Activities: ITAD and Ipsos Mori contracted me as part of a team brought together especially for this mid-term review based on our specific skills and experience.  DFID’s PPA funding stream is one of the main ways that it supports civil society working with some of the world’s most vulnerable populations around the world.  This review considered how Oxfam had used the unrestricted PPA funding awarded by DFID under its general programme since 2010.

As well as interviewing and working with the team at Oxfam GB’s offices in Oxford, I travelled to Zimbabwe to conduct a country-review of Oxfam GB’s activties there and look in particular at one project that had been the subject of a ground-breaking internal evaluation process that Oxfam GB has been piloting.  Employing a number of data collection techniques ranging from key informant interviews and document reviews to PRA methodology, this was a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most successful organisations and one of their country teams working in one of the more challenging environments.

Oxfam reported that they were pleased with the result, which was brought in on time and budget.

 

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