Accountability Self-Assessment Tool for Korean NGOs in International Development Cooperation

The Accountability Self-Assessment Tool for Korean NGOs in International Development Cooperation aims at understanding  organization’s current challenges and improving their practices. The  measurement is based on the principles of process accountability,  development effectiveness, legality and transparency.

Organization
South KoreaKorea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC)
Purpose

Based on Code of Conduct, KCOC and Guidestar Korea co-developed Accountability Self-Assessment Tool in 2013. All KCOC member  organization must hand in conclusion of self-assessment to KCOC  secretariat every year but there is no regulation for violation. It aims for  understanding organization’s current challenges and improving their  practices.

Year established

2013

Participating organizations

132 (as of Feb 2016)

Intended Users

Development cooperation NGOs (KCOC member organizations)

List of sections/components of the tool/system
  1. Introduction of Self-Assessment Tool
  2. Self-Assessment Tool
  3. Conclusion and review
  4. Reference

It is consisted of 4 sections and 62 questions - Organization (14 questions), development practice (20 questions), finance (14 questions) and information disclosure (14 questions).

It measures based on the principles of process accountability, development effectiveness, legality and transparency.

URL (English)

Code of Conduct for NGOs in International Development Cooperation

URL (other language)

Accountability Self-Assessment Tool for Korean NGOs in International Development Cooperation (in Korean): PDF

Is it intended to serve as a “code of conduct/ethics”?

No

Is it intended to be a self-regulation mechanism?

Yes

Is this a certification/accreditation system?

No

Does it involve any award?

No

Does it involve a rating system?

Yes

It is consisted of 4 section and 62 questions – Organization (14 questions),  development practice (20 questions), finance (14 questions) and information disclosure (14 questions). The measurement is based on the  principles of process accountability, development effectiveness, legality  and transparency.


Invitation

We are on a lookout to find good accountability practices in Asia-Pacific. If you feel that your organization provides a good example, use the following form to send us the information! If you have a question, please contact us.