Five ways CSOs can be accountable on International Women’s Day

At Accountable Now we advocate and push for our members – a range of NGOs operating at regional and international levels – to see accountability as a means to transform the civil society sector and build trust. We continually see how they have embraced change, and dynamic and inclusive processes which give control and power […]

The role of principles and values in CSO accountability

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Reposted from the Global Standard website. See the original article here.  For civil society organizations to be truly accountable, they need to lead by example: promoting and fighting for the protection of human rights, ensuring that principles of do-no-harm guide program and project work and prioritizing activities that are guided by sustainability values will help […]

Testing the Resilient Roots Hypothesis

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Testing the Resilient Roots Hypothesis By CIVICUS and Accountable Now September 18, 2020 The Resilient Roots initiative tests whether organisations who are more accountable and responsive to their roots – namely, their primary constituents – are more resilient against external threats. The initiative is coordinated by CIVICUS and funded by the Ford Foundation. Technical and strategic support is […]

Our Members’ Reporting Journeys Part I: CIVICUS

As a global alliance of over 9,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) and activists, CIVICUS has a deep commitment to working towards transparency and accountability for our actions. This is particularly important as civil society continues to grow and become ever more visible in the public eye.  Accountability is not a report, but a dynamic and […]

Resilient Roots: 10 tips to ensure a meaningful dialogue with your primary constituents

10 tips to ensure a meaningful dialogue with your primary constituents Resilient Roots: conquering the feedback loop – Part 4 of 5: “Dialogue” By Isabelle Büchner (Accountable Now) and Belén Giaquinta (CIVICUS) February 11, 2020   By now, you have designed your accountability feedback mechanism, and you have collected and analysed the feedback from your primary constituents. Now it is time […]

Resilient Roots: 10 Tips to collect feedback from your primary constituents

In the first blog post of this series, Resileint Roots shared 10 steps to design your accountability feedback mechanism, where they discussed how to set your objectives and layout the infrastructure and resources you will need to see this work through. If you missed it, we suggest you start there before turning to the next […]

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

  In recent years, “Resilience” has made its way into international development’s buzzword bingo board. Yet despite its increasing popularity, the concept often remains poorly understood. In this article, and during our upcoming Resilient Roots event at ICSW 2019 (Wednesday afternoon ), we will take a closer look at what this concept means for civil society organisations in the context […]

Turning data-driven accountability into meaningful action for civil society

*All views and statements represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.     Are we representing and amplifying the right voices? Are our programmes and campaigns geographically inclusive? How can we support our vision with actual data in order to make good strategic decisions? These are some of the […]

Resilient Roots: Debunking the Myths around Primary Constituent Accountability

*All views and statements represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.   When you are passionate about something and join others to work on it collectively, you quickly start to develop your own group language. You start using jargon and acronyms. This is a central part of creating a […]