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close this bookNGO Guidelines for Good Policy and Practice (Commonwealth Foundation)
close this folderPart I: NGOs: what they are and what they do
close this folder6. The governance and operation of NGOs
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View the document6.1 The accountability of NGOs
View the document6.2 Improving NGO governance and operations
View the document6.3 Management
View the document6.4 Human resource development (HRD) and training
View the document6.5 Reviewing, monitoring and evaluating
View the document6.6 Information
View the document6.7 Networking and alliance-building

6.2 Improving NGO governance and operations

NGOs are improving both their governance and operations in the following ways:

- stating their mission, values and objectives clearly and ensuring that their strategies and operations are at all times within them;

- better management processes as well as financial management, accounting and budgeting, systems;

- better human resource development and training within the organisation - of managers, administrators, project staff, Board members, beneficiaries, members and volunteers;

- better procedures to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to participate effectively at all levels of the organisation, from members to leaders;

- better means by which both the organisation, and its projects, services and activities are monitored, evaluated, and reviewed;

- better information provision by and about NGOs;

- better networking and alliance-building among NGOs.