Our legitimacy is derived from the quality of our work, and the recognition and support of the people with, and for whom, we work, in addition to our donors and the wider public. CERC is therefore committed to openness, transparency and honesty about its structures, objectives, policies and activities, and we communicate actively to stakeholders and make information publicly available.
How we relate to our stakeholders
Transparency and accountability are essential to good governance: wherever we operate, we seek to ensure that the high standards which we demand of others are also respected in our own organizations.
These policies guide us in our relationships with stakeholders:
Our funding sources
We are a not-for-profit entity funded by donations from our supporters. We also receive grants from philanthropic organizations. A full list of our funders is available HERE.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
Trust and transparency is very important to us. CERC is committed to ensuring that all information about how we raise, spend and protect our funds is clear and accurate.
CERC’s accounts are independently audited in accordance with International Standards on Auditing.
Download the latest annual report and financial statement
Our Anti-corruption policy
In 2017, CERC adopted an anti-corruption policy, and in December 2020, CERC revised its policy to align it to evolving best practices of accountability in the non-profit sector.
The policy’s goal is to prevent fraud and corruption in CERC-supported projects, and in contracts at the local and national levels.
Download our Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy
Our Whistleblowing Policy and Mechanism
Our Whistleblowing policy support our staff and stakeholders to speak up about unacceptable behaviour and wrongdoing. For staff or stakeholders who don’t feel able to report malpractice to relevant CERC governance body, there is an independent, confidential reporting mechanism.
Find out more about our Whistleblowing mechanism: HERE.
Safeguarding and Child Protection policy
CERC’s clear and unequivocal safeguarding policy, aims to make sure no child or young person who is associated with CERC comes to any harm. CERC has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, discriminatory behaviour, and sexual harassment. This is set out in our Child Protection Policy.
Find out more about our approach to keeping children and young people safe HERE.
Our policies and regulations
As a small organization, we’re aware of how difficult it is to formalize policies and procedures. So we’re committed to sharing our policies for your use and will update the policies provided here on an ongoing basis. Feel free to use them and contextualize them for your organizational needs.