About the Charter
The INGO Accountability Charter is an initiative of International NGOs to demonstrate their commitment to accountability and transparency.
The Charter´s founding Members developed the Charter as a response to increasing pressure from the media, businesses and governments for greater transparency. These organisations, which include Amnesty International, Oxfam International, Greenpeace International and World Vision International, saw the need for a global, cross-sectoral code which reflected the values and priorities of the NGO sector. The Charter was designed to cover all major areas of work for NGOs and to be compatible with and complementary to existing codes.
The Charter text codifies practices for INGOs in the areas of respect for universal principles; independence; responsible advocacy; effective programmes; non-discrimination; transparency; good governance; ethical fundraising; and professional management. The complete Charter text can be downloaded here.
There are currently 26 INGOs and a large number of their national entities that are members of the Charter with membership growing every year. Please find a complete list of Members here.
This section provides information about the Charter’s background, governance and management as well as the Charter content and a Q&A section. For a general overview of the aims and work of the INGO Accountability Charter, please check out our flyer .
Please do not hesitate to contact the Charter Secretariat with any questions.