Who we are

We’re an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

Our head office is in Johannesburg. We’re the only international development organisation with our head office based in Africa. We also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run.

And that’s what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.

You can help us make a fairer, better world – wherever you are. Your donations can help more people to transform their lives. Your voice can persuade world leaders to change policies.

If you'd like to know more about our new strategy, you'll find lots of information on our Action for Global Justice page.

Find out how you can get involved.

  • ActionAid International brings together our work against poverty in over 40 countries, co-ordinated by our Global Secretariat, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Secretary General
    I'm the Secretary General of ActionAid International.
  • We consider accountability as part of a dynamic process to advance change and as part of our theory of change. Many of the mechanisms that support accountability practices such as evaluations,...
  • People's Action in Practice is a strategy that took us to 2017. You can find out about our current strategy, Action for Global Justice, or read about our previous strategy below.
  • If you want to get in touch about our work, the best place to start is by choosing the country you want to talk to from the red box on the right that says Choose your country, then going to their...