Research Dates: February 27, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Current Positions: Member and contributor to
various sector wide bodies, including the INGO Accountability Charter, the
International Centre for Civil Society Horizon Scanning group, and he is founder
of the INGO Change Learning Group. Since
November 2016 Mr. Tallack is an independent consultant to the INGO sector on
Strategy and Transformation or change Programmes.
Past Position: Mr. Tallack worked for 25
Years in the international development, humanitarian and advocacy sectors, most
recently as Director of Strategy for Oxfam International. He oversaw, among
others, the strategy behind a major organizational change process in Oxfam,
Organization: Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 NGOs working with partners in over 90 countries to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Research Topic: “What “legacy” should predominantly “Northern” INGOs leave so that the global civil society movement of the 2030s onwards can have the most impact?" Many well-known transnational NGOs are undergoing major
transformations. These shifts are in response to geo-politics, new theories
on how impact can be achieved, and changes in the role of
governments, the for profit sector, and civil society organizations.
These changes are especially profound in low and middle income
countries and greatly affect the funding landscape – the “why” of the
changes. These transformations -- often taking up to a decade – are
challenging, and differ in many important aspects when compared to
organizations in other sectors – the “how” of the changes.
Brief Bio: Barney Tallack worked for 25 Years on international
development, humanitarian, and advocacy issues. Most recently, Mr. Tallack
served as Director of Strategy for Oxfam International. There, he oversaw the
strategy behind a major organizational change process in Oxfam, Oxfam 2020. Mr.
Tallack has also been a Board member of various not for profit and social
enterprise organizations, ranging from International Health Exchange, to the
Fairtrade Foundation and the Forest Peoples’ Programme.
Research Brief: Should INGO's Think About Their Legacy
Oxfam Strategic Plan