This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in February/March 2014 that examined the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.
The project focused on small-scale urban farming in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and aimed to improve food security for vulnerable households in three urban districts in Carrefour Feuilles. Carrefour Feuilles is one of the most populated parts of the municipality of Port-au-Prince and was severely affected following the 2010 earthquake, which claimed many lives and destroyed revenue sources of most of its inhabitants. This assignment examined accountability to partners and communities in terms of transparency, feedback/listening, and participation - three key dimensions of Accountability for Oxfam. Where appropriate, it also asked questions around partnership practices, staff attitudes, and satisfaction (how useful the project is to people and how wisely the money on this project has been spent).
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