Dynamic accountability – building trust through nuanced transparency

March 21st, 2017|Transparency|

We are proud to announce that one of our Members, Restless Development, won this year’s Bond Transparency Award! Restless Development is a global agency for youth-led development which supports young people to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world for all. The organisation has been a Member of Accountable Now since 2015 and is highly involved [...]

How effectively do INGOs hold governments or themselves to account?

September 22nd, 2016|Transparency|

In this series we look at positive examples to promote good accountability practice in the civil society sector. One key focus of intervention for some of the international non-governmental organisations (INGO) in our country has been to strengthen the grassroots democracy by creating an enabling environment for the members of the elected local government bodies and the staff of the local government departments to become increasingly responsive to the local needs and effective in their actions through a transparent and accountable manner…

What’s the future of accountability?

September 15th, 2016|Stakeholder engagement|

Sarah has been working in various development-related sectors since 2007, including migration and development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, children’s rights and education. Sarah has vast international experience from Ghana, the Netherlands, South Africa and Norway. Following positions with INGOs (Marie Stopes International, Save the Children), Sarah set up her consultancy firm Osman Advisory [...]

Corruption is perverting CSO missions – but is leadership up for the challenge?

September 8th, 2016|Financial Management|

Jeremy is an internationally renowned integrity and anti-corruption expert. Specialising in the NGO and international development sectors, Jeremy has conducted fraud and corruption prevention work throughout the world. He was formerly the Deputy Continental Director for Western Europe, North America and Australia for SOS Children’s Villages International, and was the organisation’s Special Advisor on Anti-Corruption. [...]

Shared humanity – the root of accountability

September 1st, 2016|Stakeholder engagement|

The guest author Clea Kahn has nearly 20 years’ experience in humanitarian work, in the field in a variety of posts in Africa and Asia, and in headquarters positions. She has worked as an independent consultant, with NGOs, the UN and DFID, and now works as Humanitarian Advocacy Manager with the British Red Cross. Clea [...]

Movement Beyond Membership

June 28th, 2016|Partnerships|

  New approaches to digital campaigning and awareness-raising are enabling two-way dialogue between organisations and their supporters and volunteers, in turn strengthening both impact and accountability. In 2016, two-way dialogue with members is the norm, so what does it mean to continue to ‘disrupt and innovate’ in this space? One important new frontier is [...]