This guide is for those staff who would like to learn more about how to implement activities that are accountable to people and communities. It is primarily aimed at country-level staff responsible for implementing development or humanitarian projects and programmes. The pack begins with an introduction to Oxfam GB’s approach to accountability. This is followed by Oxfam International’s Accountability Matrix. The Matrix shows the commitments to accountability found within Oxfam International’s Programme Standards, and the different levels programmes can achieve in each area. Following this is an explanation of Oxfam GB’s Minimum Standards on Accountability.
The rest of the pack is divided into four sections – one for each of the four Standards that Oxfam GB is focussing on. For each Standard, there is a brief explanation as to why this Standard is important, then some ‘How-To’ Guidelines and a Good Practice example from one of Oxfam’s programmes. We have also added an extra section on how to improve greater financial transparency as we have had so many requests for guidance specifically on this.