Performance and accountability

These women from a community-based action team are planning secure homes and village sites as part of a training provided by the Red Cross.

As a leading global actor in the humanitarian field, IFRC understands the importance of having strong management and effective programmes to improve the lives of vulnerable people worldwide.

It recognizes the importance of being accountable to the people it serves, its donors, members, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.

This commitment is also reflected in the ninth principle of the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief: “We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources.”

How will we do this?

In striving towards a culture of transparent accountability to its stakeholders, meeting best practice standards in operational excellence and in upholding Federation-wide common standards, IFRC commits itself to openness in monitoring and reporting; transparent information sharing; meaningful beneficiary participation; effective and efficient resource use; creating systems for lessons learning; and developing feedback mechanisms for those people we serve, for those who entrust us with resources for action, and for those with whom we work.

Our Accountability

The IFRC believes that effective risk management and the development of a culture of accountability and transparency are critical and form part of a robust and comprehensive accountability framework that contributes to sound management practices.
Risk Management and Audit
A 2014 PWC report confirms the strength of the IFRC internal audit system, assessing a "highest level of reliance." The IFRC Head of Risk Management and Audit has direct access to the Chair and members of the Governance Audit and Risk committee.
External Reviews
In addition to its own internal reviews, the IFRC also undergoes reviews by external partners and donor organizations.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Timely and reliable monitoring and evaluation (M&E) makes it possible to identify trends, strengths and areas for improvement in our work at national, regional and global level.

Contact Us

Please contact us should you require further information regarding performance and accountability issues.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright