The Oxfam International Youth Partnership program was founded as a global network of young people who share a vision of a just world, committed to working for peaceful, equitable and sustainable social change within their communities.
Since the program began in 2000, OIYP worked with over 1150 young people, known as Action Partners, from 98 countries.
Stephen Garrett was involved with organising the first International Youth Parliament and has been a frequent adviser since. In 2012, Oxfam embarked on a major evaluation project to explore the program's ongoing impact and future. Good Reason was contracted to extract summarised data held on all action partners and incorporate these into a new database to be used for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The consolidated database included historical data together with tools for extracting quantitative and qualitative reports for OIYP's evaluation team.