These short reports provide an overview of how our members – International Civil Society Organisations – have been advancing their accountability practices. Each report presents a snapshot of our Members’ efforts over the past year (drawn from the 15 full accountability reports produced by our Members in 2021) in the areas of:
- Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
- Lasting Positive Change and Sustainable Results
- Empowered, Effective Staff and Volunteers
- Advocating for Fundamental Change
These reports aim to give readers an insight into what it means to fully embed accountability practices that aim to meet these four issues.
Each report provides an overview of strengths, challenges, and recommendations for further improvement.
To assess members´ practices, we used all 15 full reports that were submitted in 2021.
Each one of these Accountability in Focus reports shows an average score achieved by members to show how well they performed at fulfilling the particular accountability commitment addressed in the reports.
Scores were drawn from the scores that our Independent Review Panel assigns to our members when reviewing their reports. Scores are awarded question by question, which allows us to assess commitments individually.
Our members can achieve a score of up to 4:
- A score of 1: No policies, procedures, or other documents are provided to explain the member’s approach.
- A score of 2: There are policies/procedures explaining the member’s approach, but there is no evidence shared to show how these work in practice.
- A score of 3: In addition to policies/procedures explaining the member’s approach, systematic evidence has been provided to show how these work in practice.
- A score of 4: There is evidence that the commitment has been fully embedded into the organisation’s practice.
1. WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
2. ADVOCATING FOR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE
3. LASTING POSITIVE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE RESULTS
4. EMPOWERED, EFFECTIVE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS