Global Leaders Empowered to Alleviate Poverty
In April 2015 Oxfam launched the second phase of Global Leaders Empowered to Alleviate Poverty (LEAP), a complex international multi-sectoral program aimed at defending and improving aid of traditional aid donors, influencing the development cooperation strategies of certain emerging economies, and increasing the availability and improving the use of agricultural budgets for smallholder farmers.
One of the key objectives of the review is to assess the level and type of influence Oxfam (with its allies) has had on development policies and practices benefitting women and other smallholder farmers in Africa. Context, international cooperation will facilitate the Mid-Term Review (MTR). The MTR follows an exploratory approach whereby five case studies are developed, e.g. aid and private sector and on Oxfam advocacy at EU level on agricultural policies for Africa, to name two topics. The review also looks at the role of and dynamics in new emerging countries (BRICS) with respect to their development cooperation policies and agencies.
The MTR examines progress made and lessons learned on key areas of the results framework and Theory of Change from April 2015 to December 2016 and identify ways that Oxfam can improve the effectiveness of its programme. The MTR of Global LEAP is expected to be finalised with the publication of a final report by end of April 2017.