Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and what it considers injustice around the world. In all Oxfam's actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Each organization (affiliate) works together internationally to achieve a greater impact through collective efforts.
Oxfam Novib program’s origin in Nigeria goes back to 1997 but in the period 1997-2003 cooperation was with only a limited number of counterparts. The portfolio has grown significantly since 2003 when Nigeria was identified as one of the core countries where Oxfam Novib would focus its work. This evaluation covered the period 1997- 2006 with emphasis on the period of 2003-2006. The total expenditure over the period 1997-2006 amounted to 8.343 Million Euro.
Oxfam's vision for Nigeria includes a transparent and accountable government, active citizens, and private sector that works toward shared growth that is equitable to meet the needs of the people, especially the vulnerable poor.
To this achieve this we work with a wide variety of partner and allies, such as community organizations and regional groups at the local, state and national levels.