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Updated Monday, 30th September 2013

Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring explores the front line of his organisation by visiting Zambia.

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Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring in Kasombo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC This episode of Escape from the Boardroom looks at Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring.

Goldring has only been CEO of Oxfam for two months but already the challenge facing him is all too clear.

In the wake of a global recession and increased competition for donations, last year the charity's income fell by nearly eighteen million pounds.

If Mark can't help turn things around, Oxfam may have to reign back on its international development projects that help those most in need around the world.

Mark is escaping the boardroom to explore the front line of his organisation to see if there are any lessons to be learned in how to stem the decline and help increase donations.

It's a journey that takes him from a charity shop in the north of England to a market in deepest Zambia.

Will Mark discover that his staff have the answers? Or will he find that charity still begins, and ends, at home?

Escape from the Boardroom on BBC World News

Viewers outside the UK can warch this episode of Escape from the Boardroom on BBC World News on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 5 October, 02:10 GMT and 15:10 GMT
  • Sunday 6 October, 09:10 GMT and 21:10 GMT
 

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