One Month In

All new adventures start with feelings of excitement and curious thoughts. The question that arises from those feelings and thoughts is then: “How long I can keep this up”. The honest answer, I have always been curious, but the initial excitement has now lessened to something manageable. I say this, because for me being constantly…

The First Dive In

The Oxfam Novib Academy Introduction Days – Fall 2018 Starting in a new working environment can be quite scary, new colleagues, new building, new tasks. To turn this into a smooth experience we got the chance to participate in advance in a 2-day event that we could call the soft opening: the Oxfam Novib Academy…

Alumni Stories: Raluca

How can the private sector contribute to SDG4’s achievement? When searching for monitoring and reporting data on SDG4 Quality Education progress no centralized estimates on businesses’ contribution is available. Yet, the private sector is asked by international organizations and governments to support the SDGs’ achievement, it has good reasons to engage and is moving slowly…

Oxfam Novib Academy Magazine IV

It has become common practice to publish a magazine full of student impressions and blog articles after the termination of one intern batch. The students of the 2018 spring batch brought a lot of knowledge and positive energy to Oxfam Novib. We are grateful we could work with such enthusiast young academics. We want to…

Alumni Stories: Raluca

Why do developing countries’ governments still support low-cost private schools? With one in eight primary school students attending a private school and one in four for secondary level among middle-income and low-income countries in 2017, the major role private schools play in education is no secret. Yet, in the last years growing evidence signals low-fee…