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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Plan International creates meaningful learning processes for its staff directly applicable to their work

Plan International

Plan International creates meaningful learning processes for its staff directly applicable to their work #EmpoweredAndEffectiveStaffAndVolunteers What makes this practice exemplary? Plan International offers several learning and development programmes, which can offer a formal certification process through Plan Academy. The process includes individual self-assessment and line manager review of progress after 4 weeks, to confirm that the learner has been able to <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/plan-international-creates-meaningful-learning-processes-for-its-staff-directly-applicable-to-their-work/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsible Leadership

Greenpeace’s advocacy is built on scientific research as well as stakeholder opinions

Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s advocacy is built on scientific research as well as stakeholder opinions #AdvocatingForFundamentalChange The Greenpeace International Science Unit at the University of Exeter identifies and communicates scientific information on the key issues Greenpeace is working on. Greenpeace also gathers input from experts in the field, and conducts situation and power analyses and audience assessments.  Another aspect of Greenpeace’s advocacy is its “mindsets work” which <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/greenpeaces-advocacy-is-built-on-scientific-research-as-well-as-stakeholder-opinions/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Advocating for Fundamental Change

Child participation is key to Educo’s work, from inception to evaluation

Educo

Child participation is key to Educo’s work, from inception to evaluation #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? Educo’s approach is thorough, with participation worked into all stages of projects, and meaningful, adapted to context and individual needs, and with a commitment to learning and improving participatory practices.  Children participate in all stages of Educo’s projects, from conception and planning through a participatory <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/child-participation-is-key-to-educos-work-from-inception-to-evaluation/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

Sound fundraising policies and diversification of funds underpin Educo’s strong approach to resource acquisition

Educo

Sound fundraising policies and diversification of funds underpin Educo’s strong approach to resource acquisition #WellHandledResources What makes this practice exemplary? Educo has a Donation Policy, a Policy for Collaborating with Companies (in Spanish), and an Investment Policy which aim to ensure that funds received do not restrict the free action of the organisation, and they work in line with the Spanish Fundraising <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sound-fundraising-policies-and-diversification-of-funds-underpin-educos-strong-approach-to-resource-acquisition/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Well-Handled Resources

CIVICUS’ involvement of stakeholders in advocacy efforts

CIVICUS

CIVICUS’ involvement of stakeholders in advocacy efforts #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? Efforts are made for members or partners to feature centrally in external discussions, and CIVICUS supports civil society representatives to speak for themselves in high-level discussions such as at the UN Human Rights Council. Interviews are conducted with local civil society leaders <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-involvement-of-stakeholders-in-advocacy-efforts/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

CIVICUS’ approach to environmental stewardship

CIVICUS

CIVICUS’ approach to environmental stewardship #StakeholderEngagement What makes this practice exemplary? CIVICUS has made improvements on their environmental practices since its last report. Their new and comprehensive Environmental Policy was put in place with detailed information on efforts to mitigate negative environmental impacts. It includes targets in the areas of energy and water, office supplies, <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-approach-to-environmental-stewardship/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Healthy Planet

CARE International’s approach to sustainable projects – Scale by Design accelerator

CARE International

CARE International’s approach to sustainable projects – Scale by Design accelerator #LastingPositiveChange What makes this practice exemplary? CARE’s Scale by Design Accelerator supports development practitioners within CARE and its partners to design innovative projects for scale and sustainability from the outset. The Panel commends this initiative as a good practice.  Find out more Read the full accountability report Read & Download

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Article 19 goes beyond the obvious barriers that women and LGBTQI experience as part of its strategy and approach

Article19

Article 19 goes beyond the obvious barriers that women and LGBTQI experience as part of its strategy and approach #JusticeAndEquality #WomensRightsAndGenderEquality What makes this practice exemplary? For example, if a woman is going on Twitter to get news and share thoughts on current events, the barriers could be identified in the following way:  Most apparent at <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/article-19-goes-beyond-the-obvious-barriers-that-women-and-lgbtqi-experience-as-part-of-its-strategy-and-approach/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Justice and Equality Women's Rights & Gender Equality

How SOS Children’s Villages engages children and youth in all aspects of their work

SOS Children's Villages International

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to including young people in the decisions that affect their lives. #StakeholderEngagement #participation #DynamicAccountability What makes this practice exemplary? 1. At the strategic level: An International Youth Coalition brings together 20 young people to formally represent youth from all regions in where SOS operates. The Youth Coalition has strongly shaped SOS’ <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/how-sos-childrens-villages-engages-children-and-youth-in-all-aspects-of-their-work/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsive Decision-Making Stakeholder Engagement

SOS Children’s Villages’ user-appropriate feedback and complaints mechanisms

SOS Children's Villages International

SOS Children’s Villages’ user-appropriate feedback and complaints mechanisms #OpenOrganisations What makes this practice exemplary? What is the practice and why is it exemplary? All of the information about SOS’ various feedback mechanisms is easily accessible on their website. The mechanism for safeguarding concerns is particularly accessible. It is available in six languages and has a <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sos-childrens-villages-user-appropriate-feedback-and-complaints-mechanisms/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Open Organisations

Restless Development focuses on partnerships and capacity-building for more sustainable outcomes

Restless Development

Restless Development focuses on partnerships and capacity-building for more sustainable outcomes #StrongPartnerships What makes this practice exemplary? Restless Development is committed to capacity building for its partners at various levels and supports increased Southern CSO engagement in advocacy and influencing. There is a focus on reaching out beyond target implementation groups and countries, with support <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/restless-development-focuses-on-partnerships-and-capacity-building-for-more-sustainable-outcomes/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Strong Partnerships

Beyond reduce, re-use, recycle – MIO-ECSDE’s comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability

MIO-ECSDE

A single practice that significantly reduces MIO-ECSDE’s environmental footprin #HealthyPlanet What makes this practice exemplary? MIO-ECSDE increasingly holds Annual General Meetings (AGMs) virtually, having face to face events only every 2 or 3 years.  Staff are encouraged to use video-conferencing (including for Board meetings and AGMs, which are now held physically only every 2-3 years). <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/beyond-reduce-re-use-recycle-mio-ecsdes-comprehensive-approach-to-environmental-sustainability/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Healthy Planet

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