SDC Accountability framework

Sustainable Development Council (SDC) guiding principles with respect to SDC Accountability Framework

As civil society expands its presence and gains increased public attention, the imperative to ensure accountability for our actions becomes paramount. This necessitates a dynamic and evolving approach, where accountability transcends mere reporting and transforms into a constructive relationship with stakeholders. This symbiotic engagement aims to enhance the efficacy and credibility of civil society organizations, fostering continuous improvement and responsiveness to the expectations and needs of the communities we serve.

At SDC, accountability is synonymous with transparency, as we strive to openly communicate our identity and activities. It entails being responsive to our partners, donors, civil society, and introspectively to ourselves. We are committed to providing clear accounts of our accomplishments, articulating both the what and how, in order to foster trust and accountability within our organization and with the broader community we engage with.

This is underpinned by our Accountability framework that aims to:

  • Position SDC as an adaptive, change-seeking alliance.
  • Put people at the centre of our work, enable more iterative and participatory programming and allow faster responses when changes in direction are required.
  • Work with mixed-method approaches to measure our contribution to social transformation.

At SDC, we believe in a future where sustainable development is not just a vision but a collective reality. Our commitment to this transformative journey is encapsulated in our Social and SDG Accountability Policy, a roadmap guiding our actions towards a more accountable and responsible society.

Our Vision 2030:

Embarking on the path to 2030, our vision is clear – a world where social accountability is at the core of sustainable development. We envision a society where transparency, responsibility, and collaboration converge to address global challenges and pave the way for a thriving and equitable future.

Our Social and SDG Accountability Policy:

Transparency as a Foundation:
We embrace transparency as the cornerstone of our operations. Our commitment is to be open about our goals, strategies, and the impact we aim to achieve. Through clear communication, we build trust with our stakeholders, ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of our initiatives.

Stakeholder Engagement:
We recognize the strength in collaboration. Our policy fosters robust engagement with partners, donors, civil society, and the communities we serve. By actively involving all stakeholders in decision-making processes, we strive to create initiatives that are reflective of diverse perspectives and needs.

Measurable Impact:
Accountability is not just a commitment; it is a measurable outcome. Our policy establishes clear metrics and indicators to assess the impact of our projects. We are dedicated to providing regular reports that outline our achievements, challenges faced, and lessons learned, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.

Adherence to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
Our actions are aligned with the SDGs, recognizing them as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. We meticulously integrate the SDGs into our projects, ensuring a targeted and holistic approach to address global challenges.

Continuous Learning and Adaptation:
The journey towards sustainable development is dynamic, requiring adaptability and a willingness to learn. Our accountability policy encourages a culture of continuous learning, where we actively seek feedback, analyze outcomes, and adapt our strategies to enhance our impact.

Join Us on the Journey:

At SDC, we invite you to be part of a movement where accountability is not just a policy but a shared commitment to shaping a better world. Explore our initiatives, engage with our reports, and join hands with us as we work towards a sustainable future by embracing social accountability.

Together, let’s build a world where accountability fuels progress and paves the way for a brighter tomorrow.