Oxfam breaks down its reporting to the organisational scale


What makes this practice exemplary?

Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organisations working together in more than 90 countries.

All of Oxfam’s work is framed by their commitment to five broad rights-based aims:


  • the right to a sustainable livelihood
  • the right to basic social services
  • the right to life and security
  • the right to be heard
  • the right to an identity


Within this framework they have been working on narrower goals – the specific areas in which they aim to achieve positive change.


Economic justice:
More women and men will realise their right to secure and sustainable livelihoods.


Essential services:
The Millennium Development Goals for essential services will be achieved, and people living in poverty, especially women and girls, will realise their rights to accessible and affordable health care, education, water and sanitation.


Rights in crisis:
All women and men in humanitarian crises will be assured both the protection and the assistance they require, regardless of who or where they are or how they are affected, in a manner consistent with their human rights.


Gender justice:
Many more women will gain power over their lives and live free from violence through changes in attitudes, ideas and beliefs about gender relations, and through increased levels of women’s active engagement and critical leadership in institutions, decision-making and change processes.


Oxfam’s Strategic Plan 2013 – 2019, ‘The Power of People against Poverty’, was adopted by Oxfam’s Board in March 2013 and their 2013 – 2014 Annual Report has reported against the priorities set out in the Plan.

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