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  • 1. VSO Vietnam Code of Practice Supporting Civil Society in Vietnam in organisational development Code of practice 1
  • 2. Contents: Introduction Why VSO involved in CD/OD VSO Vietnam’s idea Other Models Where are we now Taking things forward Code of practice 2
  • 3. Introduction WHY VSO interested The desire to support CS orgs Many requests for OD/CB support to VSO Choice of Partners Perceptions of capacity Code of practice 3
  • 4. Perceptions of capacity  Questions relating to level of representation and accountability the organisation has with its client base:  VSO key objective is inclusion of the vulnerable  VSO has global tools and experience of measuring impact on inclusion  Questions relating to level of openness to learning Code of practice 4
  • 5. VSO’s Idea  Develop a framework that could be the basis:  To support and stimulate OD in local NGOs  To facilitate the work of VSO volunteers working in OD  To facilitate cooperation amongst all stakeholders in supporting civil society Code of practice 5
  • 6. The Code of practice Lotus Orchid Rose Tulip Daffodil Daisy Self-assessment External assessment Code of practice 6
  • 7. Categories 1) Social Accountability 2) Organisational Governance 3) Human Resource Management 4) Partnership and Collaboration 5) Monitoring and Evaluation 6) Financial and Legality 7)Project/Programme Management Code of practice 7
  • 8. Example 1 Accountability: Phase Sub-category Progressive indicators 1 Clients are - Services and information are provided aware of & for clients. Daisy receive the - The organisation informs clients of the organisations timing and activities taking place. activities. Organisational - The Organisation understands the nature awareness of of stigma and discrimination, and the rights stigma and of their clients and affected communities discrimination Code of practice 8
  • 9. Example 2  Partnership and Collaboration: Phase Sub-category Progressive indicators 4 Actively - Potential partners for programmes and Rose considers activities are identified based on opportunities experiences and relationship, without to integrate or selling out on ideas and principles. enlarge - Organisations are actively approached to programmes discuss potential partnerships. with other - Meetings with strategic alliances take organisations place on a regular basis. - The organisation ensures accountability to the various stakeholders (e.g. clients, donors etc.) Code of practice 9
  • 10. 2 ways of applying  Focus on one specific category  Holistic development Code of practice 10
  • 11. Advantages to NGOs From this or similar scheme - Better image with Donors and INGO’s (branding and advocacy) - More specific analysis of OD needs - Sharing and support amongst NGO’s Code of practice 11
  • 12. Other Models? - Cambodian NGO GPP - Cambodian equivalent of NGORC runs scheme - 1 level - 17 organisations certified already - PACT model of customised self assessment - Codes of Practice from INGOS and HIV Code of practice 12
  • 13. Advantages INGO’s From this or similar scheme - Commitment to change of local organisations more visible and measurable - More specific analysis of support needed - Sharing and support amongst all stakeholders (branding and advocacy) Code of practice 13
  • 14. Where are we now? - We have a Framework with an idea to support OD already discussed with other stakeholders; other models have emerged too - We have a Tool to support VSO office - The CDWG exists and is a forum for developing the ideas further Code of practice 14
  • 15. Taking things forward? Collaboration & development • Work in CDWG generally • Work in a small group to develop idea further for CDWG Code of practice 15
  • 16. N TOR Code of practice group Refine idea • Consider the models: • Consider comments from earlier reviews • Consider complexity/levels • Consider self v external certification • Fit to Vietnamese Context (NGOs or CSOs) • Involvement of VNGOs consider how to ensure the standards are owned and agreed by the VNGO community • Involvement of donors Propose a scheme and plan to CDWG for discussion Code of practice 16