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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 4 - Agreements and Contracts
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Open this folder and view contentsI. Bi-Lateral and Multi-Lateral Donors
Open this folder and view contentsII. Counterpart Agreements
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CARE receives food resources from public and private donors valued at hundreds of millions of dollars each year. CARE is entrusted with the responsibility of accounting for it, safeguarding it, and using it for its intended purposes.

It is essential that accountability responsibilities and financial liability limits are clearly specified in written, legally binding agreements and contracts with donors, host government counterparts, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations and others who provide goods and services, e.g., survey agents and transporters.

Internal Control

While agreements and contracts are no guarantee that all parties will carry out their responsibilities, they provide the basis for understanding each party's role and the extent to which they may be held liable for failure to carry out specified terms and conditions.