We are happy to announce that Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) has launched a “CSO Accountability Portal”, a collection of civil society organizations’ (CSOs’) good practices on accountability in Japan and Asia-Pacific countries.
With this portal site, JNPOC would like to introduce practices and tools within Japan’s nonprofit sector to ensure organizational accountability, which has not been well-known in the CSO community outside Japan.
In order to gain trust from different stakeholders including, members, donors, supporters and the public, it is important to actively disclose information regarding organization’s activities, including programs and financials.
Some good practices in Asia-Pacific countries are listed–currently 5 Japanese cases and 5 Asia-Pacific cases–as well as a self-regulation guide provided by CIVICUS.
We will be adding more contents in the future. We welcome your input and hope that this attempt will promote exchange of ideas for better accountability among CSOs in Asia-Pacific.
Japan NPO Center