SWEDO’s policies and practices
Transparency and accountability are key aspects that permeate our entire organization. We hold ourselves accountable to our donors, partners, stakeholders, philanthropists, rights holders and, most of all, to the beneficiaries we serve. We adhere to the following principles presented here. If you have any questions about our organization or our operations, please don’t hesitate to ask us for more information.
As a humanitarian and development organization, we support people solely according to their needs. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, caste, ethnicity, political affiliation, disabilities or religion. We take extra precautions to adhere to the special needs of right holders and beneficiaries in our programs and we have a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation or abuse (SEA).
We guarantee that all donated funds go towards helping people in conflict-affected areas. We have well-established finance monitoring procedures in place and offer complete transparency with fully supported audit access to our donors and financial supporters, and we have a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Finally, we always work towards optimizing our resources to make our operations as cost-efficient as possible.
Risk analysis and continuous mitigation measures is an essential part of designing and planning our projects.
Monitoring, evaluation and learning
We are constantly evolving as we gain experience from our projects and apply this new knowledge in future operations and plans. Our monitoring and evaluation team oversees this process and makes sure that our past experiences are translated into improved practices on the ground. We also have a well-established system for listening to our staff, stakeholders, right holders and beneficiaries. And finally, we have extensive training for all our staff so that they are well prepared for the task at hand.