Self-assessment tool for the Global Standard for CSO Accountability

Self-assessment tool for the Global Standard for CSO Accountability

This self-assessment tool allows organisation to self-evaluate their organisations against the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. The tool is an electronic spreadsheet which explores each of the 12 Commitments of the Global Standard and their sub-points, allowing organisations to provide evidence for their progress in respect to the commitment, score their capacity, and identify areas of improvement. The tool then allows organisations to summarise their progress in relation to all 12 Commitments and assess the way forward.

The self-assessment tool was developed in March of 2018 by the Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD) of Uruguay. The recent version was published in November of 2018, and was improved with the contributions made by Federation RACI (Argentina), ONG por la Transparencia (Colombia) and the Asociación Nacional de Centros and Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana (Peru).

The self-assessment tool can be found here.

The self-assessment tool was developed with aim of assisting organisations hoping to work within the framework of the Global Standard to conduct a preliminary self-evaluation of their organisation.

Self-assessment tools generally help to understand an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses. Basing this self-assessment on the Global Standard commitments from the very beginning makes later alignment much easier from the start.

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