Why work ‘at home’? Oxfam’s value-added and the UK Poverty Programme

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Pickering-Saqqa, S. 2019. Why work ‘at home’? Oxfam’s value-added and the UK Poverty Programme. Development in Practice. 29 (4), pp. 477-488.
AuthorsPickering-Saqqa, S.
Abstract

International development NGOs are in existential crisis. Their legitimacy and
added value are increasingly challenged. While scholars have focussed on
legitimacy, work on ‘value-added’ is scarce. In particular, no research
addresses the value of domestic programmes to INGOs. This paper rectifies
this, focussing on the case of Oxfam GB’s UK Poverty Programme (UKPP).
Using empirical research from 35 interviews with Oxfam GB staff, partners
and beneficiaries and over 150 archive documents, the paper identifies seven
assets through which the programme provides value added to OGB. It
highlights the possibility that these could offer insights into the dimensions of
future INGOs.

KeywordsINGOs; Poverty; Value-added
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Journal citation29 (4), pp. 477-488
ISSN0961-4524
Year2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09614524.2019.1574714
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1574714
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Online14 Feb 2019
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Deposited29 Nov 2018
Accepted30 Oct 2018
Accepted30 Oct 2018
Copyright information© 2018 Taylor and Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Development in Practice on 14/02/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09614524.2019.1574714.
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