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, those who entrust us with resources for action and for those who we work with.

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