12 Commitments


About the 12 Commitments

The 12 Accountability Commitments underpin Accountable Now’s approach and support to civil society. The Commitments represent a globally shared, dynamic understanding of accountability, helping us and our members to remain dedicated to the well-being of people and the planet. They also extend an open invitation for stakeholders to hold us accountable for our actions.

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Co-Created Through A Bottom-Up Process

Accountable Now and eight other accountability networks from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean worked together for two years to develop the 12 Accountability Commitments. Together, we consulted over 1500 CSOs at grassroots, local, national, regional, and international), with different scopes and sizes to truly capture what accountability means for civil society around the world.

Today, we proudly share the 12 Commitments with our Global Standard Partners and more than 10,000 CSOs worldwide.  

Global Standard for CSO Accountability Partners

External Recognition 

The Global Standard for CSO Accountability is recognised as a benchmark and tool for fortifying civic space, bolstering the freedom of association, and fostering locally-driven initiatives by:

Interested in learning more about how adopting the 12 Commitments can help your organisation advance its mission of helping people and the planet?