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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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

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

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