Share-Net: Reversing My Scepticism

One of the projects I have been working on as an intern in the Impact Measurement & Knowledge team is a baseline study for the More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA). Through the programme “Marriage: No Child’s Play”, the alliance aims to reduce child marriage and empower youth to decide about marriage and Sexual and Reproductive…

Alumni Stories: Emily

Hello! I am Emily, from London. I was studying in The Hague last year at ISS, down the road from Oxfam where I did an internship in the impact measurement team for five months. And now I have just finished my Masters in public policy here in Barcelona (it was a two-year Masters programme where…

From listening to measuring. Implicit research methods in impact measurement?

Last week I racked my brain over two related questions: how to influence people? And, how to measure the influence you have? During an expert meeting on ‘measuring influencing’, organized by Oxfam Novib, I attended the very interesting workshop of the most unusual suspect among the presenters: neuromarketer Jelle Demanet from market research agency iMPULSE.…

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…

A Non-Expert at an Expert Meeting : Methodology, Measurement… Merlot?

A Non-Expert at an Expert Meeting : Methodology, Measurement… Merlot? * All starred words are explained in the ‘Glossary of Expertise’ at the end International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world with dancing; singing; eating and celebrating gender equality achievements globally and making steps towards future parity. However, in the Oxfam Novib Impact Measurement*…