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We look back in order to drive forward.

We are committed to holding ourselves accountable for the promises we make to our supporters, partners, staff, and most of all, children. This means looking back at our commitments, celebrating our successes and learning from any mistakes in order to do more and do better.

In 2021, we directly reached nearly 43 million children across 118 countries around the world. We responded to 103 humanitarian emergencies across 63 countries. We contributed to 254 significant changes and implementation of policy or legislation change related to the most marginalised and deprived groups of children in different countries, regions and internationally. We spoke out in 126 instances of child rights violations.

The combined revenue of Save the Children International and Save the Children members amounted to $2.2 billion USD.

Learn about how our work helped to change millions of young lives in our 2020 Annual Review.

In order to hold ourselves accountable, we believe in open and transparent reporting:

  • Our Save the Children Annual Review provides supporters, donors, partners and staff with an overview of our performance in the past year.
  • Save the Children International's Trustees' Report provides an overview of our global impact, global strategy, governance structure and financial statements for Save the Children International.
  • View the top 50 recipients of grants from Save the Children International during 2020.
  • Our Global Accountability Report demonstrates how we use our resources to achieve results for children, and the progress we are making to remain accountable to supporters, partners, staff and children.
  • We report annually on our gender pay gap and work to address any disparities so that we are competitive and fair in our approach to reward and pay.
  • We are working to address institutionalised racism in our organisation and our sector, and have shared our commitments on how we are building an anti-racist organisation.
  • In humanitarian responses, we follow the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), internationally recognised standards which place communities and people affected by crisis at the centre of humanitarian action, and guide our emergency response work. It is a voluntary and measurable standard.

CEO and Executive pay.

Save the Children International’s CEO Inger Ashing earned £188,990 in 2021. Inger Ashing is the head of a global organisation with an annual revenue of over $2 billion USD operating across 118 countries. With tens of thousands of staff working in some of the toughest places in the world, we delivered programmes to millions of children and responded to 103 emergencies across 63 countries around the world in 2021.

We recognise the importance of being transparent and accountable in all aspects of our work. The salaries of our Executive Team and a breakdown of staff costs for Save the Children International are reported in our Trustees' Report. Through our Global Accountability Report we help our supporters understand what mechanisms we have in place to ensure we use our resources efficiently to achieve measurable results.

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