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Oxfam Hong Kong

(2019)
Annual reports and audit reports are available on the website. The audit report stated the expenses of various departments and showed the key management personnel expense. This is a very good practice that makes it stands out from so many international charities.
It has high transparency and being accountable to the public
Major source of income was public donation(~$224m) and the Government grant was about $8.2m
Good fundraising efficiency that the cost of every $100 raised was about $16
Fundraising expense was about 14% of total expenditure
Program expense, salaries, and administrative expense were about 74%, 9% and 2% of total expenditure
It has good control of operating expense and has economies of scale
Cash in hand was about $48m which can support operations for 2-3 months
It recorded a mild net loss
The annual report has statistics about its work, number of programs in various regions and the nature of the programs etc.

(2018)
Oxfam supports high transparency, and both audit report and annual report are available on the website
Proactively provided the latest financial statement for analysis and responsible to the public
Major source of income was donation
Average cost of raising every $100 was about $14
Fundraising expense was about 12% of total expenditure
Program expense, salaries and administrative expense were 73%, 7%, and 7% of total expenditure
Effective control of administrative expense and enjoyed economies of scale
Recorded a deficit of about HKD17m
Cash in hand was about HKD45m which can only support operation for 2 months
Detail breakdown of items was stated on the audit report
Annual report listed statistics of programs and service in detail that the organisation operated 609 program all over the world, and 215 out of 243 new programs were in Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Awarded the Excellence Award for Small Size Entries in the HKMA 2018 Annual Reports Competition for the Oxfam Annual Report 2016/2017


(2017)
Oxfam supports high transparency, and both audit report and annual report are available on the website
Proactively provided the latest financial statement for analysis and responsible to the public
Major source of income was donation
Average cost of raising every $100 was about $14
Fundraising expense was about 12% of total expenditure
Program expense, salaries and administrative expense were 77%, 6%, and 5% of total expenditure
Effective control of administrative expense and enjoyed economies of scale
Recorded a deficit of about HKD50m
Cash in hand was about HKD54m which can support operation for 2-3 months
Detail breakdown of items was stated on the audit report
Annual report listed statistics of programs and service in detail that the organisation operated 726 program all over the world, and 406 out of 438 new programs were in Southeast Asia and East Asia.


(2016)
Oxfam proactively provided the latest audit report, and uploaded the annual report for public to review
It supported high transparency
Overall operating efficiency is similar to previous years
Cost of raising every $100 was about $12
Fund raising expense was about 11% of total expenditure
Major source of income was public donation (~HKD247m), which contributed ~97% of total income
Program expense (including frontline staff cost) was about 78% of total expenditure
Staff cost and administrative expense were about 9% and 2% of total expenditure
Details of programmes implementation fee and management fee and staff cost were stated on the financial statement
It enjoyed economies of scale as the administrative expense is quite low and has efficiency
It recorded a minor deficit and cash in hand was about HKD100m which can support 4.5 months operation
2015/16 Oxfam worked on 910 projects (including 342 new projects) in 45 countries and areas
It operated 739 projects (with 299 new projects) in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau and programme expense was about HKD134m
It operated 64 projects in South Asia and programme cost was about HKD43m
Programmes targets to achieve a world with no poverty and programmes covered education and disaster relief etc.

(2015)
Proactively provided the latest audit report for analysis update, and support high transparency, which is commendable
Good fundraising efficiency
Cost of raising every $100 from the public was about $12
Total fundraising and marketing expense was about 12% of total expenditure
Major source of income was public donation (~$230m)
The 2nd major source of income was the HKSAR Disaster Relief Fund
Project expense (including project frontline staff cost), salaries expense, and administrative expense were about 77%, 9% and 2% of total expenditure
The report clearly stated the staff cost under program, program management, fundraising and management & administration
Our analysis grouped staff cost in program management and administration under salaries expense
Enjoyed economy of scale and administrative expense was only ~2% of total expenditure
Recorded ~$7.7m surplus
Cash in hand was about $120m which can support programs and operations for 6 months
Supported 902 projects including 316 new projects in poverty relief, humanitarian, advocacy and education during the year
Audit report comes with a detail Committee Member Report which has detail the business, financial indicator and green policy of the charity
Even donation income from Oxfam Trailwalker increased 9%, the total donation income dropped ~5% due to less disaster in 2015, and no special fundraising for specific disaster
$35m program expense was spent on humanitarian projects in Yunan China, Bosnia and South Africa
~$163m program expense was spent on development, advocacy and education projects
Such a detail Committee Member report is commendable


(2014)
Proactively provided the latest audit report for analysis update for the 3rd consecutive year
Supporting high transparency and very responsible to the public
Public donation (~240million) was the major source of income
Cost of raising every $100 was about $11
Fundraising expense was about 11% of total expenditure
Project and salary expense were about 79% and 9% of total expenditure
Good control of administrative cost as it was only about 0.7% of total expenditure
Detail breakdown of project implementation, management and the staff costs were clearly stated on the audit report
Recorded a surplus of ~10million
Cash in hand was about $100million which can support operation and disaster relief for about 5 months
Worked on 932 programs in 29 countries with partners in 2013-2014

(2013)
Proactively provided the latest audit report for analysis update
Supporting high transparency and very responsible to the public
Better fundraising efficiency than prior year
Cost of raising every $100 was about $11
Fundraising expense was about 10% of total expenditure
Project, salary and administrative expense were about 78%, 11% and 1% of total expenditure
Detail breakdown of project implementation, management and the staff costs were clearly stated on the audit report
Reached economy of scale and the administrative expense was about 1% of total expenditure
Recorded a deficit of $28million
Cash in hand was about $97million which can support operation and disaster relief for about 5 months
Worked on 1066 programs in over 30 countries in 2012-2013 and benefited about 12million people

(2012)
Proactively provided the latest audit report for analysis update
Supporting high transparency and very responsible to the public
Better fundraising efficiency than prior year
Cost of raising every $100 was about $8
Fundraising expense was about 9% of total expenditure
Project, salary and administrative expense were about 80%, 10% and 3% of total expenditure
Detail breakdown of project implementation, management and the staff costs were clearly stated on the audit report
Reached economy of scale and the administrative expense was about 3% of total expenditure
Recorded a deficit of $50million
Cash in hand was about $140million which can support operation and disaster relief for about 6 months
Started 359 development and disaster relief projects in China in 2012 and benefited about 1.9million people
Supported disaster relief programs in other 10 countries and helped about 3.9million people during the year

(2011)
The organization proactively provided the latest audit report and support high transparency, which is commendable
The cost of raising every $100 was $11 (same as the previous year)
Fundraising expense was improved and dropped from 10% to 8% of total expenditure this year
Major source of income was public donation (~$200million)
The second major source of income was donation from Oxfam in various regions
Project expense, salaries and administrative expense were about 79%, 9% and 4% of total expenditure
Project expense was increased from 71% to 79% comparing to the previous year
Low administrative cost representing good control Recorded a deficit of $60million
Cash in hand was about $193million which can support program and daily operation for 8 months
Sponsored 1,319 projects during the year Most program expense ($120million) was spent in China
South Asia was the region with second highest project expense

(2010)
Impressive fund-raising efficiency (average cost of raising every $100 was $11)
Fund-raising costs was 10% of total expenditure
Funding was mainly from public donations
Project expenses, staff costs and administrative expenses were 71%, 19% and 3% of total expenditure
Listed project implementation, management costs, and differentiated employee salaries from other costs
Most of the project management costs were salaries, but management does belong to the front line, so calculated into staff costs instead
Low administrative costs, achieving economics of scale
Essentially break even, if excluding investment loss
Long-term investments and cash were about 250 million, enough for about 1 year of operation and disaster relief
Excluding relief project, enough for more than 3 years of administrative operations
Funded 1,388 projects throughout the year, with donations to each project shown
Unable to determine number of people served, because projects included distribution of rations apart from normal services
130,000 people benefited from the Sichuan Earthquake relief, there are relief projects in Haiti and Philippines as well.

核查日期:Jan. 12, 2020

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Suggestion

The charity has high transparency, and the Committee Member Report was so detail in analysing the donation income, program expense, and also stated policies.

Charity Information

To eliminate poverty and poverty-related injustices </br> Believes poverty is caused by injustice, thus requires economic, social and structural reforms </br> To push for development, humanitarian assistance, policy advocacy and public education work, focusing in Southeast Asia, China and Hong Kong </br> To assist other places in Asia and Africa in poverty alleviation and humanitarian activities.

http://www.oxfam.org.hk/

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