Oxfam enters merger talks with GOAL

Oxfam enters merger talks with GOAL

We are delighted to share an exciting new development at Oxfam Ireland – we are entering into formal discussions with the aid agency GOAL on a potential merger.

If the merger is successful it would see our two organisations come together as one, with the proposed name of Oxfam GOAL.

We’re exploring this opportunity because we believe that together we can save more lives, deliver greater impact, achieve stronger results and support more people to lift themselves out of poverty.

Joining forces will increase the scale and scope of our humanitarian and long-term development programmes and strengthen our voice as advocates for the communities we support.

Both organisations share long-standing operations in Ireland - Oxfam since the 1950s, while GOAL celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. And we already share key areas of focus and work in many of the same countries.

GOAL’s action-oriented approach and first responder ethos is core to their DNA and has saved millions of lives. Oxfam’s approach of practical action and people-led response, challenging the structures and systems that keep people locked in poverty, has led to real change across the world. We believe that a merger would create new energy and dynamism through sharing programmatic, geographic and other synergies.

As we begin a robust due diligence exercise and examine the possibility of a merger over the coming weeks, we will continue with our life-saving and life-changing work as normal. Any partnership with GOAL will retain and respect both of our unique heritages to create a better organisation rooted in the Irish tradition of social justice.

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