Impact Matters

The World Citizens Panel is an impact measurement method developed by Oxfam Novib. We combine quantitative research (impact surveys) with qualitative research (stories of change) to give participants in our programmes a voice, to learn how our programmes can be improved, and to contribute to the public debate on effectiveness of development cooperation. In 2012, the World Citizens Panel started in Uganda and we currently work on impact measurement in Somalia, Pakistan, Mali, Cambodia and Nigeria with more countries to come.

In a number of countries, we are collaborating with local researchers to make a more in depth study, focused on the influencing work of civil society organisations, usually on a specific theme, where we look back 5 to 10 years and investigate the impact of Oxfam Novib’s interventions.