Economic equality for all

As a young girl, I never understood why people were so concerned with gender equality. Born and raised in the save haven of the Netherlands, it seemed as if I had the same chances as bys. I never saw my gender as a burden, never had the feeling that it was hindering me from reaching…

Workshop: Impact Measurement

As a follow-up on our workshop on Theories of Change, today we had a workshop on Impact Evaluation. Most of us did have an idea of what this entails, ranging from “the work MEL (Monitoring Evaluation Learning) staff do” to “surveys and interviews” and “baseline studies and control groups”. Ruben De Winne from the Impact…

Theory of Change Workshop

On Tuesday the 14th of February, we, as interns from the Oxfam Novib Academy, had our first workshop within the organisation. During this Valentine’s Day we got a lovely introduction to the Theory of Change (TOC) by Irene de Goede (Global MEL advisor). Though many of us already read about Theories of Change during our…

Turning the tide: The Make Tax Fair Again debate

Can we call the Netherlands a tax haven? What measures can we take to battle tax avoidance? Should we shift the tax burden from labor to capital? These were some of the topics addressed by Dutch politicians during the Make tax Fair Again Election debate, organized by Tax justice Netherlands and De Balie. During the…

Aboard, (spring) academy of 2017!

Ten, slightly nervous students trickled into the hall little by little. A green visitor card pinned on their chests. Soon, they would no longer just be visitors. They were introduced to each other as the ten new interns of Oxfam Novib! I am very glad I am one of them. Luckily, we were not thrown…

Welcome In Tax Haven NL #Fightinequality

Recently, Oxfam launched a report that stated that The Netherlands is the #3 of world’s worst corporate tax havens. And with this in mind a debate was held on Thursday, January 12 which discussed this issue. The debate offered experts and stakeholders a platform to discuss their point of views. Is the Netherlands a tax…

Evaluating the impact made on people`s life

My internship experience as Oxfam Novib intern has enabled me to impact the lives of thousands people. One of the reasons that motivate me to work in Oxfam is the moto of ‘making a difference’. Above all my research output can actually change in the life of thousands.  While working as part of the impact…