Accountability

Tapestry fields in Ninh Binh province. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam

Oxfam believes that citizens have a right to hold governments and institutions accountable, to expect them to respect their rights and do what they say they will do.

Likewise, we believe that non-governmental organizations should be accountable to the communities in which they work, to partner organizations, and to those from whom they receive support.

At Oxfam we have three core values: empowerment, Inclusiveness and Accountability. This means that staff will be expected to:

Know

  • Oxfam’s mission, beliefs, values and approach

  • Where to go for information and advice

  • Who we are accountable to

Feel

  • That we can be open and honest in your communication about issues

  • Responsible for making sound judgements

Do

  • Make judgements (actions, decisions, choices)

  • Own and learn from mistakes

  • Be transparent