R. Simpson, T. Sutton and D. Ngwenya
Oxfam’s response to the countrywide floods that struck Mozambique in early 2012. A Real Time Evaluation was undertaken to assess the responses timeliness, and build learning.
Methods included interviews (with beneficiaries, partners and program staff), field visits, and workshops; with the formation of an action plan to inform future work.
Oxfam’s responses were timely and considered to have added value to the space by playing a strategic role in the response and holding other actors to account. The WASH and EFS-VL components were well integrated from the start and throughout the intervention. Oxfam’s initiatives of seed fairs, WASH and engagement with other actors (beneficiaries, government and other NGOs) were deemed appropriate for the most part and inclusive. A gender sensitive approach was taken as actions were implemented to ensure the protection of women and girls. Further action has been identified on including other vulnerable groups, such as people with a disability.