Accountability and safeguarding

The map of Niger inside a “transition school” in the village of Gorga, organized by the NGO ASEC Mungane. Credit: Chris de Bode/ Oxfam

We are committed to being open about our work and to be accountable to the communities we work with, as well as to our partners, staff, donors, and supporters. We believe our legitimacy to ask for and expect accountability from others comes from being accountable and transparent ourselves.

Through various reports, we feedback to the communities we work with, partners as well as the general public on how our financial resources have been used to change people's lives.

All of our work is regularly audited, internally and externally by experienced agencies/firms, including the work we do together with partners. Our financial year runs from 1 April – 31 March.

Our main donors include the European Union, the UN, Global Affairs Canada, the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the French Development Agency, the Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Belgium, the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, the German Foreign Office, the Swiss Agency for cooperation and development, Irish Aid, the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

 We also raise funds through the general public through appeal and jointly with consortiums of like-minded agencies, foundations, and contractors.


Safeguarding Policies and Procedures at Oxfam

At Oxfam, we are committed to zero tolerance of sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse in our organization. This means that we will do everything in our power to prevent these from happening, and rigorously address it each and every time it happens.

To access our Code of Conduct, safeguarding policies and procedures, and confidential whistleblowing lines visit Oxfam's International website.