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It is vitally important to us that we are accountable to our staff, volunteers, supporters, donors, suppliers and host governments. The documents on this page will help you understand the following:
Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (PDF 3.1MB)
Statement of legitimacy and accountability
Complaints policy (PDF 26KB)
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The trustees of Oxfam have ultimate responsibility in law for the charity, its assets and activities. They form the Council of trustees, which is the governing body of Oxfam. They are appointed because of their commitment to Oxfam and their outstanding experience and skills. The Council meets approximately seven times a year.
Meet Oxfam's trustees
Minutes of the most recent Council meeting (PDF 75KB)
Previous Council minutes
Sets out the work and activities we can and cannot do according to our charitable mandate.
We are committed to being transparent about our work and accountable to beneficiaries, donors and partners.
Open Information policy
Latest Accountability report (PDF 769KB)
Aid transparency initiative
We work with others to achieve our goals, but we choose our partners carefully and expect of them the same rigorous standards we apply to ourselves.
Who we work with
Our partnership principles (PDF 581KB)
Working with suppliers
We are strongly committed to strengthening our ability to capture and communicate our effectiveness, in order to learn what does and does not work in our efforts to overcome poverty.
Evaluation guides and policies
If you think we're doing something wrong, we will take it seriously. A complaint is a formal expression of dissatisfaction about the standards of service, actions or lack of action by Oxfam, and our Complaints Policy will tell you how to make one.
Our complaints policy (PDF 26KB)
General comments and enquiries
In-depth reports detailing how we've performed against our objectives, our income and expenditure.
Download the latest annual report and accounts (PDF 3.2MB)
The Strategic plan outlines the key priorities for the next three years, based on our understanding of how the world is changing for poor people and how we believe we should respond.
Current strategic plan (PDF 1.3MB)
A snapshot of what makes us tick and how we work.
Not a penny is wasted, find out how it all breaks down.
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Answers to your questions about Oxfam.
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