Helping NGOs do more with their money

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Working with beneficiaries

Beneficiaries have to be involved in planning, monitoring and reviewing an NGO's activities. This allows them to make sure that the NGO is meeting their real needs. It also helps them to feel a sense of ownership over projects, which is crucial if any changes are going to last. 

Beneficiaries are NGOs' most important stakeholders.

This section of the Guide covers:

Is this relevant for finance staff?

Yes! Finance staff have a central role to play in working with beneficiaries. Good financial processes actively encourage good practice. But badly designed financial processes make it very difficult. For example:

Finance staff should stay in touch with beneficiaries - for instance, by visiting projects and talking to local people. This also helps finance and programme staff to work together.

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