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Governance Award

The Governance Award is a new category created to recognise NGOs who are practising and promoting good governance within their organisation.

In recent years, public trust in the voluntary sector has been damaged following widely publicised cases of bad governance. Good governance is needed now more than ever to enable NGOs to continue to deliver their important work around the world.

NGOs need to be able to demonstrate that they provide good value for money and are striving to improve their practice and performance, through being more open and accountable about how funds are spent, and with what result. Good governance that permeates all levels of the organisation is absolutely key to a fundamental shift in how NGOs manage and report on their financial flows and their impact.

The winner

The winner of the Governance Award was announced at the awards ceremony on 26 February.

ActionAid UK
One aspect of ActionAid UK’s new strategy was a decision to implement feminist leadership principles across the organisation.

The finalists

This programme’s “consortium” comprises senior representatives from the UK transport industry, functioning as a small management board and holding Transaid to account to ensure the most impactful outcomes.

World Vision
This project established various channels of two-way communication to enable beneficiaries to access World Vision and NGO partners to share their comments, concerns and complaints.