Measuring CSOs Impact (and surviving to tell about it in a blog!)

SHARE THIS ARTICLE BACK TO INSIGHTS Impact measurement for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) should be focused on answering a crucial question: Are the CSOs making progress towards achieving their missions? Readers familiar with the sector would immediately think of missions such as ‘eradicate poverty’, ‘universal education for children’, ‘defense of human rights’, or ‘ensure the […]

Embracing change while adjusting to evolving contexts

This blog was reposted from the Global Standard website. See the original article here.  Change is at the heart of any civil society organization, both in terms of its own sustainability (internal change) as well as for measuring its effectiveness (external change).   At Accountable Now we ask our members to ensure that the change they seek […]

12 steps to a great online feedback and complaints mechanism

In 2019 Accountable Now held a 100 Day Challenge for our members to work on strengthening their feedback and complaints mechanisms. Six member organisations took part, as did Accountable Now (check out our new Feedback and Complaints policy). Over the course of the challenge, we discussed the difference between feedback and formal complaints[1], different online and offline mechanisms, […]

The Oxfam scandal: Let’s have an honest conversation about accountability

*All views and statements represent those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.   The slew of bad publicity that has affected the sector in the wake of the Oxfam scandal shows little sign of abating. The Times recently ran a story making fresh allegations about staff misconduct in Haiti – the latest […]

CSO Accountability: How effective are whistle-blower systems?

Our blog discusses strengthening accountability and transparency at the global and national level. Here we present some take-aways from the direct impact group’s interview with top CSO accountability experts about implementing whistle-blower systems. In 2016, Accountable Now tasked the direct impact group with an assessment of 40 international CSOs in six different areas of accountability. The study demonstrated the achievements […]

Dynamic accountability – building trust through nuanced transparency

Insights from Accountable Now Member Restless Development on their commitment to taking transparency and accountability further.   We are proud to announce that one of our Members, Restless Development, won this year’s Bond Transparency Award! Restless Development is a global agency for youth-led development which supports young people to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world for […]

How effectively do INGOs hold governments or themselves to account?

Our blog discusses strengthening accountability and transparency at the global and national level. In this series we look at positive examples to promote good accountability practice in the civil society sector. Feel free to debate, share and interact.   Muhammad Taher is a Bangladeshi research and evaluation consultant focusing on policy and programmes related to […]