About Us

A COMMUNITY OF CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORKS
PROMOTING DYNAMIC ACCOUNTABILITY
PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CORE

We joined forces to develop the Global Standard for CSO accountability. It is a reference standard that aims to transform how organisations understand and practice accountability

The Global Standard Partners

Financial Support

The Global Standard is being developed with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation SIDA Agency (Sida).

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Global Secretariat

Currently, the Global Standard Secretariat is hosted by Accountable Now.

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Our Story Timeline

1

2013 - The idea for the Global Accountability Standard was born

Initial conversations were generated by Accountable Now, VANI, and InterAction.
This idea was presented in the Global Perspectives conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2

2014 - Conceptualization Phase

Project Partners met in Berlin and Paris to research and conceptualize the Global Standard. Agreement that the Global Standard will not replace existing accountability standards.
3

2015-2016 - First Phase: Co-creation and Development

Meetings were held in Phnom Penh, Bogota, Belgrade, and Kampala to develop the standard. The Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) joined the partnership.
4

2017 - Official Launch

The Global Standard was launched online in October 2017.
It was officially launched during the International Civil Society Week 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
5

2018 - Extension Phase: Implementation and Outreach

Accountable Now becomes the host of the Global Secretariat.. Received additional funding from SIDA.