Our finances and accountability

Ulita Mutambo’s husband Muchineripi Sibanda helps her hang up laundry outside their home in Ture Village, Zvishevane region, Zimbabwe.  Credit: d'Unienville/Oxfam

In 2020-21 we worked directly with 25.7 million people in our programs worldwide, 54% of whom were women and girls. For every euro received, we spent two thirds on our humanitarian, development, and influencing programs worldwide. 70 cents per euro on saving and improving lives, on fighting inequality to beat poverty, and on building a better future for all.

Income & Expenditure - the ins and outs

The confederation and affiliates have worked together to stabilize Oxfam’s finances over the past 12 months following the impact of COVID-19 early last year. Overall, the confederation reported a surplus of €2M for fiscal year 2020-21, a significant improvement over earlier projections. As a result, Oxfam ended 2020-21 in a stable financial position and is focusing on returning to growth in the new financial year.

912 M

Total income

910 M

Total expenditure

2 M

Surplus of income over expenditure

Where the money comes from

Over 90% of our funding comes from institutional and public fundraising.

Our reach and scale

Where we spend your money: the top 23 countries

We work with people, communities, partners, and allies on six continents building a better future for all.

Where your money goes

Of every 1 euro donated to Oxfam, 70 cents are directly invested in our humanitarian work, development programs and influencing work. This is 3 cents more than last year. The remainder covers our operating expenses and is used to invest in our future fundraising.

Our commitment to accountability

One of the underlying purposes of coming together as Oxfam International is to spend less and achieve more. 

As an organization, we are committed to holding ourselves accountable and being transparent in all areas of our work; including to our donors and beneficiaries on how we spend your money. It is only by reviewing our spending against results that we can learn and do even better in the future.

Our review processes and internal control systems are carried out by professionally qualified staff. We run real time evaluations and thorough program reviews, we welcome discussion and input from all quarters. To examine our spending, results, and evaluation processes more closely download our annual report and our Program Evaluation.