Good Practice Examples

Oxfam takes stakeholder engagement to the next level

Oxfam ‘s increasing engagement with their stakeholders at both the strategic and programme levels strengthens their advocacy efforts. Organisational change resulted in a change in stakeholder engagement modalities In the last Accountability Report they described early efforts to consider an Oxfam-wide comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Policy. The development of this Policy was put on hold in [...]

September 5th, 2017|Stakeholder engagement|Comments Off on Oxfam takes stakeholder engagement to the next level

World YWCA is an organisation where young women strive

World YWCA policy requires 25% of all decision-making spaces to be filled by young women. The World YWCA is an all-female organisation. The YWCA movement focuses on women’s empowerment within a human rights framework  In addition, they focus on young women and girls, as the World YWCA has a policy that young women aged 30 [...]

September 5th, 2017|Diversity and Gender Equality, Human Resource Management|Comments Off on World YWCA is an organisation where young women strive

World YWCA ensures an accountable movement through its strategy

World YWCA strengthened their accountability framework by integrating the Accountability Commitments into their Strategic Framework. The World YWCA took major decisions to implement the Accountability Charter commitments and adopted the Strategic Framework 2016-2019. The 3rd Goal in the Strategic Framework is to build an effective, well governed, accountable and sustainable movement that has robust assets [...]

September 5th, 2017|Other|Comments Off on World YWCA ensures an accountable movement through its strategy

World Vision empowers communities as change agents

World Vision works to empower children and their communities as change agents. World Vision’s goal is that every child has an opportunity to live a full life. To contribute to the ministry’s goal of sustained well-being of children within their families and communities (especially the most vulnerable), World Vision partners with others to empower children [...]

September 5th, 2017|Partnerships|Comments Off on World Vision empowers communities as change agents

Terre des Hommes hires staff with accountability in their DNA

Terre des Hommes ensures during the hiring processes that accountability is part of personal values of new staff. Accountability is understood at Terre des Hommes as: ”Clear commitments in the eyes of others that have been kept”.  So, as first step on the road to reinforce an accountability culture, they streamline “accountability” to carry a [...]

September 5th, 2017|Human Resource Management|Comments Off on Terre des Hommes hires staff with accountability in their DNA

BRAC hits the 100% goal of staff annual performance appraisal

All of BRAC’s employees receive an annual performance appraisal, which include aspects such as: objectives agreed, key achievements and challenges. Also, the senior management is evaluated by 360 degree feedback as part of their performance appraisal. All employees (100%) received an annual performance appraisal in 2015. The appraisal includes objectives agreed by staff and supervisors, [...]

August 24th, 2017|Human Resource Management|Comments Off on BRAC hits the 100% goal of staff annual performance appraisal

BRAC invests 3.5% of their expenditures on staff capacity development

BRAC invests on the capacity development of their employees by offering trainings in its 28 residential centres and via their cooperation with over 100 faculty members from BRAC University. BRAC is committed to capacity development and professionalism of BRAC employees and programme participants through a wide range of human development and management training. BRAC delivers [...]

August 24th, 2017|Human Resource Management|Comments Off on BRAC invests 3.5% of their expenditures on staff capacity development

BRAC’s Ombudsperson has reactive and proactive powers

BRAC’S Ombudsperson has the mandate to receive internal and external complaints and carry out reactive and proactive investigations. BRAC established its office of the Ombudsperson with a comprehensive mandate to investigate any incident of misadministration and misuse of power within the organisation. He is independent from BRAC and can take decision independently. The office prepares [...]

August 24th, 2017|Feedback & Complaints|Comments Off on BRAC’s Ombudsperson has reactive and proactive powers

ActionAid’s seven-year rule fosters “localisation” of staff

ActionAid has reduced its amount of foreign staff by less than 1% percent, through the implementation of limits in international expatriate contracts and reducing the benefits long-term expatriate staff receive. ActionAid operates through its national offices worldwide and through the IS hubs. In national offices, the majority of staff (at all levels) are local people. [...]

August 24th, 2017|Human Resource Management|Comments Off on ActionAid’s seven-year rule fosters “localisation” of staff

ActionAid connects the dots when designing their campaigns

ActionAid has specific steps it follows before approving any campaign. It starts with the proposals being assessed by a Technical Assessment Panel, goes through several rounds of assessment until a list of three priority campaigns are approved. Based on consultations and research at local and national level, programme teams put together campaign proposals to submit [...]

August 24th, 2017|Advocacy|Comments Off on ActionAid connects the dots when designing their campaigns