Oxfam is a people's organisation which depends on its staff and volunteers to ensure that organisational purpose, leadership, culture, capability, structure, processes and systems are aligned.

2014-15 being the last year of our First Five year strategy, led us to gather inputs for the next strategy from our all India staff during our annual retreat. Six internal changes in the goals of Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN) - programme quality, monitoring, evaluation and learning, strengthening accountability, cost effectiveness, investing in people, income strategy - were concentrated on as primary areas of focus. All inputs were shared enthusiastically, proving successful in building a common understanding of the Oxfam India objectives. To create a better sense of connection with the work we do, field-level project visits were introduced as a mandatory part of inductions for all the new Oxfam India workforce.

Oxfam also reinforced its views on the paramount importance of employee and visitor safety during humanitarian programmes; zero tolerance towards child abuse or exploitation, ensuring that gender and disability rights are taken mainstream across all of Oxfam India.

Next year promises to be more exciting as we move towards revamping our technology, strengthening our procurement and other support processes to make employees' work easy and more effective.



At the core of Oxfam India's governance practices, is the Oxfam India Board, which ensures that the objectives of the organisation are met. It facilitates and exercises due diligence on how the management serves and protects long-term interests of stakeholders, at the same time, ensuring the highest standards of governance. The Board comprises of Non-executive Directors and is supported by three subcommittees, namely, the Finance and Audit Committee, the
Nominations Committee and the Fundraising Committee.


Oversee policy formulation, strategic thinking, management supervision and
accountability to supporters, donors, staff and those affected by its work.

Determine the organisation's mission, purpose, strategic direction and policies.

Provide strategic leadership to develop strategies, manage proposals and challenge assumptions.

Recruit, encourage and support the CEO, while monitoring and evaluating his/her performance.

Ensure that the views and concerns of key stakeholders are heard and addressed through efficient mechanisms and processes.

Steer the organisation so as to enable it to maintain a high level of accountability and transparency