The Global Standard for CSO Accountability and its relevance for Charter Members

About the webinar: 

The Global Standard for CSO Accountability project fits well into the three key objectives of the Charter:


  • Strengthening ICSO legitimacy
  • Improving ICSO accountability
  • Reducing a multitude of reporting requirements


Nine well-established civil society accountability networks from around the world get together to systematically cooperate over the course of three and a half years to exchange expertise, improve their codes and agree on what constitutes the core elements of good CSO accountability, globally.

Built on the existing substantial overlap of all these codes, the Global Standard will not be a new standard but will reflect the core parameters for CSO accountability that have been developed across the world over the past decades. Some of the benefits identified were streamlining the accountability requirements and establishing a common language. Nevertheless, there are challenges to overcome such as: gaining acceptance by donors and UN agencies; drafting the Standard in concise, succinct and plain language and having a focus on results and impact.



  • Karenina Schröder, Executive Officer, Accountable Now
  • Emmanuel Isch, Partnership Leader for PAIR Group, World Vision International and Charter Board Director
  • Yoma Winder, Global Partnerships and Accountability Advisor, Oxfam GB 


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