Let´s improve our accountability practices!

Register here to conduct a self-assessment of your organization.

Answer all 24 questions grouped in 3 clusters and you will obtain a diagnosis of your organization. When you complete the 8 questions in the first area (What we want to achieve ), the second group of questions will be displayed (Our approach to change). The same will happen for the third area (What we do internally).

  • Are injustice, inclusion, non-discrimination and human rights topics included in the by-laws or specific policy documents of the organization?
  • Does the organization collaborate with other public or private entities in the promotion of justice and equal rights for all people?
  • Does the organization have a gender policy which is widely known by all its members and stakeholders?
  • Does the Governing Body of the organization include a balanced proportion of women and men?
  • Does the organization promote the protection of the environment through its programs and actions?
  • Does the organization have an institutional policy to reduce the environmental impact of its daily practices?
  • Does the organization work with other entities and actors (State, academia, other CSOs, private companies, etc.) to jointly create solutions for the problems addressed?
  • Does the organization conduct participatory analysis with different partners, in order to improve its actions and their impact?
  • Do the members of the organization, its leadership and its staff participate in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the organizational processes and programs?
  • Does the organization have formal mechanisms to allow different stakeholders to submit ideas and comments?
  • Does the organization have a partnership policy widely known by its members and partners?
  • Do organizational agreements clearly establish the different roles, responsibilities, and the commitments for each partner?
  • Is the organization´s advocacy work based on conclusive evidence?
  • Does the organization use a variety of advocacy strategies (i.e. people pressure, awareness-raising, mobilisation of public opinion, providing expert advice, networking, lobbying and other methods)?
  • Is the information about the organization´s projects, funding sources, budget, and results available to the general public?
  • Does the organization have a public and ethical communications policy?
  • Does the organization respect labour rights and offers to its staff and volunteers a safe and fair working environment?
  • Does the organization periodically evaluate its human resources performance and needs?
  • Does the organization have guidelines and procedures for fundraising, ethical use and management of financial resources (with provisions regarding fundraising, corruption situations and conflict of interests)?
  • Does the organization have external audits which are made available to the public?
  • Does the organization have in place mechanisms available for members, beneficiaries, volunteers or staff members to submit complaints or demands?
  • Do feedback mechanisms include ways to discuss the suggestions received from constituents and communicate back the follow-up actions?
  • Does the organization have an independent and effective governing body, with clear roles in terms of financial oversight of the organization, and guardians of its mission?
  • Does the organization have guidelines for potential conflict of interests in terms of the political, economic and personal relations within its governing body? Are these guidelines periodically reviewed?