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Civil society accountability toolkit

Civil Society Accountability: Principles and Practice – A toolkit for civil society organisations in South Africa was developed by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Co-operative for Research and Education (CORE), South Africa.

Civil society accountability toolkit - South Africa

It explores what accountability means for civil society organisations (CSOs) in the uniquely South African context. 

The aims of the toolkit are threefold: to recognise and lay down the foundation for working with common principles of accountability for CSOs in a constitutional democracy; to identify current good accountability practicesthat exist among CSOs and identify areas where capacity needs building in the sector and further support is required; and to provide practical steps, tools and templates that CSOs can use to realise accountability in their day-to-day activities and interactions with stakeholders.