Where we work
Our annual report
Concern Worldwide (UK)’s work tackling extreme poverty among some of the world’s poorest communities would be impossible without the compassion and generosity of our supporters. We are committed to being fully accountable to you in how we maximise the impact of your donations.
In 2022, Concern helped 36 million people living in extreme poverty in 25 countries, and responded to 76 emergencies in 23 countries.
Over 78p in every pound goes directly to support our overseas programmes and we work hard to make sure we achieve as much as possible with the charity funds we receive.
Programme effectiveness and transparency
We aim to achieve the highest standards of effectiveness and transparency across all our programmes and measure this against a number of internationally recognised codes and standards. For example:
- Concern has been fully certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, which sets out nine commitments for humanitarian organisations to measure and improve the effectiveness of their programmes.
- We adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief, which seeks to maintain high standards of behaviour among aid agencies providing disaster relief.
- We also publish full details of all relevant UK funding to the IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative) standard. This is a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian programmes and their results.
You can find out more about the standards we adhere to here and our Supporter Promise, which sets out the standards we adhere to in how we fundraise.
If you'd like to know more about how and where our money is spent, you can read our latest annual report.
Highest accountability standards
In our work, we're dedicated to following the best charity codes and policies, from how we deal with emergencies to how we fundraise. We believe that charities have to be accountable, transparent and effective.
Our accounts are prepared annually in accordance with the Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) standard of accountability and transparency.
Core Humanitarian Standard
Concern Worldwide has been helping to transform lives of the world's poorest people since 1968. We won’t stop until poverty does.
How money is spent
78.9% of your donation goes towards our emergency response and long-term development work, working together with people living in the most difficult situations, rebuilding and transforming lives, livelihoods and communities.
This is money spent to raise funds for Concern’s work.
Policy, advocacy and campaigns
We invest money to campaign, lobby governments, run petitions and put pressure on decision-makers to tackle the underlying causes of extreme poverty and push for change.
Funds spent to ensure Concern is compliant and adheres to the highest standards.
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