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Monday, 30 September

Christian Aid announces next steps in delivering greater impact globally

Christian Aid has today [30 September 2019] launched an internal consultation into the steps it must take to deliver greater impact globally, whilst also reducing its unrestricted spend by £7m over the next 12 months. 
 
Motivated by a new global strategy Standing Together, but mindful of the external challenges facing the charity during a period of political uncertainty and a tough environment for unrestricted fundraising, Chief Executive Amanda Khozi Mukwashi opened a process to streamline Christian Aid’s work, to be more focused and deepen its interventions in fewer countries and to do so as good stewards living within their means. 
 
In its international work, Christian Aid is proposing to focus its interventions where it can deliver an approach based on its strategic pillars of Poverty, Power, Prophetic Voice and Operational Excellence. This will result in the charity delivering country focused programmes in 15 countries and moving to regional programmes in both LAC and Asia Middle East.  
 
Christian Aid’s plans include being more effective in church relationships in Britain – including those with its 41 sponsoring denominations - and reducing its regional offices, despite retaining a local presence through home-based regional coordinators. 
 
Globally, the organisation will continue its humanitarian programme with capacity and mandate to respond to emergencies in close collaboration with its wider ACT Alliance family and local partnerships, where the most marginalised are so often the worst affected.