A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
On 1 June 2011, Oxfam launched the GROW campaign to tackle food injustice and build a better food system. The GROW campaign is broad and diverse, operating at national, regional and international levels, across 4 thematic areas – land, investment in small-scale agriculture, climate change and food price volatility. As of March 2013, teams in 34 Southern countries and 16 Northern ‘affiliate’ countries were involved in the campaign.
This report summarizes the mid-point evaluation of Oxfam’s international GROW campaign. The aim of this evaluation was to provide, at the strategic level, an overview of progress to date with conclusions about achievements and challenges as well as actionable recommendations. The evaluation covered the 21-month period from the campaign launch in June 2011 to February 2013.