Helping NGOs do more with their money

New Agenda - Implications for donors

All grant makers are keen to see impact and change on the ground. No one wants to see funds being spent inefficiently, or stolen. Yet the very systems that donors commonly put in place to monitor partners may make it difficult for NGOs to do their job.

If donors were to put this new management agenda into practice, what are the implications for financial management? How would it change the way things are done on a day to day basis? What would we need to do to make it a reality?

Require partner organisations to provide evidence of downward accountability:

Budget monitoring:

Accounting systems:

Also see Reporting to beneficiaries and Achieving value for money sections of the Guide.


If you have put any of these ideas into practice, please share your experience with other members of the Mango community by submitting a case study.

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