Good practice library

Good Practice Library

Through our accountability reporting process, our Independent Review Panel identifies good practices from the reports sent by our members. Browse our library and get inspired by innovative CSO accountability practices!

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Sightsavers enhances accountability at the local level

Sightsavers

Sightsavers enhances accountability at the local level #ResponsiveDecisionMaking #ResponsibleLeadership What makes this practice exemplary? Sightsavers’ accountability report covers the activities of the entire organisation including Sightsavers’ seven subsidiary entities (Sightsavers UK, US, Ireland, India, Norway, Sweden and Italy).    These entities operate integrally with the Secretariat: their performance and any data requested under Accountable Now’s reporting <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sightsavers-enhances-accountability-at-the-local-level/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsible Leadership Responsive Decision-Making Safeguarding

Oxfam strengthens safeguarding through Core Standards and a Global Case Management System

Oxfam

Oxfam strengthens safeguarding through Core Standards and a Global Case Management System #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? One Oxfam Safeguarding Core Standards offer a simplified, easy to understand and ‘non-negotiables’ document, offering a summary of Oxfam’s multiple public safeguarding commitments to guide practice (assess gaps, support planning, analyse performance), strengthen safeguarding systems and ultimately <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/oxfam-strengthens-safeguarding-through-core-standards-and-a-global-case-management-system/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

CIVICUS’ advocacy work is grounded in partnerships and co-creation with local partners and members

CIVICUS

CIVICUS’ advocacy work is created in partnership with local members and partners. Their voices are featured centrally in advocacy documents and tools. #StrongPartnerships What makes this practice exemplary? An integral part of CIVICUS’ approach is that advocacy work is done jointly with members and local partners. Advocacy work is co-created in partnerships and published with <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-advocacy-work-is-grounded-in-partnerships-and-co-creation-with-local-partners-and-members/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Strong Partnerships

CIVICUS’ comprehensive approach to diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender issues

CIVICUS

CIVICUS include sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, location, religion, and employment status in their approach. #Diversity #Inclusion What makes this practice exemplary? CIVICUS sees diversity and inclusion as a journey that civil society must embark on together, and is committed to tackling institutional structures from all perspectives. A Social Inclusion Toolkit helps CIVICUS members assess their <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-comprehensive-approach-to-diversity-and-inclusion-goes-beyond-gender-issues/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers Women's Rights & Gender Equality

ChildFund New Zealand plants trees to ensure sustainable income and carbon offsetting

ChildFund New Zealand

ChildFund New Zealand plants trees to ensure sustainable income and carbon offsetting #HealthyPlanet #LastingPositiveChange What makes this practice exemplary? ChildFund New Zealand is committed to the principle of doing no harm as well as ensuring that their work is sustainable, appropriate, feasible, and empowering (SAFE), which includes protecting the environment as well as enhancing the <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/childfund-new-zealand-plants-trees-to-ensure-sustainable-income-and-carbon-offsetting/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Healthy Planet Lasting Positive Change Resource

ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach to sustainable outcomes

ChildFund New Zealand

CFNZ’s Road Map approach helps them to develop partnerships based on mutuality and sustainability #StakeholderEngagement #StrongPartnerships What makes this practice exemplary? ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach is their preferred approach to building partnerships within communities. Their aim is to ensure that development work does not create long-term dependencies and so this Road Map approach <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/childfund-new-zealands-road-map-approach-to-sustainable-outcomes/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

World YWCA’s approach to feedback from internal stakeholders

World YWCA

World YWCA’s approach to feedback from internal stakeholders #OpenOrganisations #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? A helpful illustrative example is provided, outlining how MAs, staff, and partner organisations provided input on the development of World YWCA’s Goal 2035. The Panel notes positively the efforts to obtain input from a diverse membership base and to gather feedback <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/world-ywcas-approach-to-feedback-from-internal-stakeholders/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers Open Organisations Stakeholder Engagement

Terre des Hommes is strengthening common ways of working throughout the federation through its responsive and participatory Strategic Review process

Terre des Hommes

Terre des Hommes is strengthening common ways of working throughout the federation through its responsive and participatory Strategic Review process #ResponsibleLeadership What makes this practice exemplary? In 2018 Terre des Hommes undertook a strategic review process to align programme goals, policies, and approaches across the federation. The overall aim is to increase cooperation and cohesion and lead to better impact.   The strategic review responds <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/terre-des-hommes-is-strengthening-common-ways-of-working-throughout-the-federation-through-its-responsive-and-participatory-strategic-review-process/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsible Leadership

Terre Des Homme’s approach to stakeholder engagement

Terre des Hommes

Terre Des Homme’s approach to stakeholder engagement #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? The response explains how consultation with stakeholders led to TDH shifting its campaign on “trafficked children” to “children on the move”.  The Destination Unknown campaign involves youth activists, engages a youth group in decision making processes, and shares this key stakeholder group’s perspective in <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/terre-des-hommes-approach-to-stakeholder-engagement/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

Sightsavers’ approach to staff development and working environment

Sightsavers

Sightsavers’ approach to staff development and working environment #EmpoweredAndEffectiveStaffAndVolunteers What makes this practice exemplary? Sightsavers’ performance review process was updated in 2017, with a new Valuing Individual Performance system introduced. This was developed in a consultative process, and will see staff undergo formal development reviews every 12 months, with reviews conducted on a rolling basis. Sightsavers’ 2018 employee <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sightsavers-approach-to-staff-development-and-working-environment/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers

Sightsavers’ approach to capacity-building

Sightsavers

Sightsavers’ approach to capacity-building #LastingPositiveChange What makes this practice exemplary? Several examples are provided of projects that have resulted in increased capacities and new skills for both direct beneficiaries as well as healthcare, educational and social work professionals in the communities Sightsavers works in.   A wide range of training aimed at building capacity of individuals is being provided, including daily living skills, <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sightsavers-approach-to-capacity-building/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Lasting Positive Change

Restless Development engages young people, communities, staff, and partners across their agency and programmes

Restless Development

Restless Development engages young people, communities, staff, and partners across their agency and programmes #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? Restless Development’s strategic model is built around long-term community engagement led by volunteers. Stakeholder engagement is built into programme design, delivery and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems – young people are part of programme design <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/restless-development-engages-young-people-communities-staff-and-partners-across-their-agency-and-programmes/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

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