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.
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.
Annual Report 2021-2022
Inequality harms us all. But none of this is inevitable. Which is why we fight inequality – we as Oxfam, but more so, with our partners in movements and communities. This Annual Report covers our work as Oxfam globally. It is an expression of our collective effort. It is a response forged by women’s rights advocates, water engineers, shop volunteers, health campaigners and young activists. It’s a response in which Oxfam supports leaders and communities who know the reality of inequality best.
Trustees Report 2020-21
As a key part of Oxfam’s Confederation, the Oxfam International Secretariat provides strategic leadership to the confederation, enabling it to share resources and increase impact and effectiveness. As part of its strategic leadership, the Secretariat coordinates and manages Oxfam’s global influencing and campaigning agenda, country and regional programs, and the Global HumanitarianTeam. This Trustees Report provides a snapshot of the work of the Oxfam International Secretariat and holds our audited accounts. It is being submitted as a public accountability, stewardship and compliance report to donors, beneficiaries and the general public, on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
- Code of Conduct
- Rules of Procedure
- OI Board Charter
- Program Evaluation Policy
- OI Trustees' Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019/20
- OI Accountability Report
- Interim Report to the Accountable Now Independent Review Panel (May 2018)
- 2020-21 Oxfam International Trustees Report Audited Statements