Systems Thinking: An introduction for Oxfam programme staff

Development organizations frequently face and overcome challenges in programme delivery. But what happens when the proposed solutions fail? How can organizations adapt to changing conditions and ensure the benefits of programmes are shared as widely as possible? This paper introduces the concept of ‘systems thinking’ for Oxfam staff and the broader development community. Systems thinking encourages development staff to understand …

The Chukua Hatua Accountability Programme, Tanzania

The Chukua Hatua (CH) programme run by Oxfam GB and its implementing partners is a five-year governance and accountability initiative in Tanzania (2010–15). The goal of the CH programme is to achieve increased accountability and responsiveness of government to its citizens. The programme aims to achieve this by creating active citizenship; that is, citizens who know their rights and responsibilities, …