Sources of information
There are many sources of information which charity trustees can tap into to help them with advice and information about working internationally. This section offers a good overview and is a useful starting point, although it is not a definitive list.
ALNAP - The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action.
Alnap, as a unique sector wide active-learning membership network, is dedicated to improving the quality and accountability of humanitarian action, by sharing lessons; identifying common problems; and, where appropriate, building consensus on approaches.
Overseas Development Institute,
111, Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7JD
Tel. 0207 922 0300
Bond – British Overseas NGOs for Development. Registered charity no. 1068839.
BOND is a broad network of voluntary organisations working in international development. It aims to improve the UK's contribution to international development by promoting the exchange of experience, ideas and information among BOND members and other UK bodies with an interest in international development.
8 All Saints Street
Tel. 0207 837 8344
DFID (Department for International Development) Information and Civil Society Dept.
The UK Government department working to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty.
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
Established in 2003, HAP International is the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. It runs the leading global quality assurance scheme for humanitarian agencies
Maison Internationale de l'Environnement 2
Chemin Balexert 7 (first floor, room 1-08)
CH - 1219 Châtelaine
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
General Enquiry Line. 020 7667 4001
Red R UK. Registered charity no. 1079752
RedR is an international charity that provides training and recruitment services for the humanitarian sector.
250a Kennington Lane
Tel: 020 7840 6000
Mango - Management Accounting for NGOs. Registered charity no. 1081406.
Mango provides finical management services to relief and development operations. Mango publishes guides to accounting for organisations working overseas. Simple introductory guides are freely available from their website. They also run training courses and keep a register of carefully selected finance staff.
21-27 George Street
NSPCC. Registered charity no. 216401.
Established to prevent cruelty to children. They have produced a step-by-step guide to help you develop your child protection policies and procedures, called Firstcheck. The charity also offers a consultancy service which exists to help organisations improve the quality of their child protection services and to advise on the introduction of safeguards to prevent abuse.
42 Curtain Road
Helpline: 0808 800 5000
People In Aid. Registered charity no. 1078768.
An international network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies. People in Aid exists to promote best practice in human resource management in the sector. The "People In Aid Code of Best Practice in the management and support of aid personnel" resulted from an interagency initiative and is a recognised quality standard able to be applied by any agency.
The Resource Centre
356 Holloway Road
Tel. 0203 095 3950
The Sphere Project.
The Sphere Project is an initiative to define and uphold the standards by which the global community responds to the plight of people affected by disasters. It does this principally through a set of guidelines that are set out in its Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.
P.O. Box 372
1211 Geneva 19
Tel. +41 22 730 45 01
Voluntary Service Overseas. Registered charity no. 313757
VSO is an international development charity that works through volunteers. They enable people aged 17-70 to share their skills and experience with local communities in the developing world.
317 Putney Bridge Road
Tel. 020 8780 7200
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