As our knowledge about dynamic accountability has evolved, so too has our reporting process. We now place a greater emphasis on learning and improvement, moving away from compliance. We believe that this focus will enable organisations to be more open about their areas of improvement and gather feedback to learn from them. Additionally, a reduction in the reporting burden makes the process more inclusive for a wider range of organisations.
Our reporting process follows a triennial cycle: an annual core report grants a panoramic glimpse into the organisation’s overall accountability practice, while a three-year action plan supports organisations to address priority areas. Our Independent Review Panel, composed of experts in human rights, business, academia and development, offers thorough feedback – rooted in values with dynamic accountability as the guiding principle.
We also revamped our framework. While it remains anchored to the Global Standard for CSO Accountability’s 12 Commitments, new accountability areas have been added to support organisations in the operating context.