We believe that accountability should be a dynamic and continuous process, not a ‘tick box’ exercise.

Following that ethos, we provide our members – and any other civil society organisations interested in becoming more accountable – with the tools and support they need to continuously reflect, learn, and adapt their work to achieve better impact.

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Guess what! Our reporting and action planning process, dynamic accountability health check, and other tools are available for non-affiliated (non-member) organisations on an ad hoc basis . Learn more about the tools and fees here.

The 12 Accountability Commitments

How can Dynamic Accountability be practiced?

Accountable Now is here to help its members and network embed dynamic accountability practices into their work. But where to begin?

Our 12 Accountability Commitments are the framework that underpins our reporting process and other tools and support for advancing dynamic accountability. They form a comprehensive set of standards upon which an organisation can assess their accountability. This is the approach we ask our members to take and this is the approach we widely promote in our work to transform civil society accountability.

Designed to be actionable and adaptable, the 12 Commitments can be adopted by any organisation, big or small, to strengthen their accountability practices and get better, long lasting results – no matter their starting point.

We will address injustice, exclusion, inequality, poverty and violence to create healthy societies for all.

We will promote women's and girl's rights and enhance gender equality.

We will protect the natural environment and enhance its ability to support life for future generations.

We will deliver long-term positive results.

We will ensure that the people we work with have a key role in driving our work.

We will work in fair and respectful partnerships to achieve shared goals.

We will address root causes by advocating for fundamental change.

We will be transparent about who we are, what we do and our successes and failures.

We will invest in staff and volunteers to develop their full potential and achieve our goals.

We will handle our resources responsibly to reach our goals and serve the public good.

We will ensure our decisions are responsive to feedback from the people affected by our work, partners, volunteers and staff.

We will ensure our management and governing body are accountable.

Interested in learning more about how adopting the 12 Commitments can help your organisation advance its mission of helping people and the planet?