The INGO Accountability Charter is a commitment of international NGOs to a high standard of transparency, accountability and effectiveness.

The Charter provides the only global, fully comprehensive and cross-sectoral accountability framework for NGOs driven by NGOs.
Annual reports and a robust vetting mechanism have led to significant improvements in the quality of Charter Members’ work.

Questions & Feedback

Please contact the Charter Secretariat in case of questions or feedback on accountability standards for the sector or membership in the INGO Accountability Charter.

Accountability Reports

All Members of the INGO Accountability Charter are required to submit an annual accountability report that is reviewed by the Independent Review Panel.

A Very Credible Tool

"When searching for a suitable framework to allow Sightsavers to prove its commitment to accountability, we found the INGO Accountability Charter to have the best proven record of a robust reporting and vetting scheme. Particularly for an organisation involved in development and not primarily humanitarian work, the Charter offers a comprehensive and very credible tool to demonstrate a high level of accountability."


Caroline Harper, CEO, Sightsavers