NGO GPP is a project within the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) and represents a collective response by NGOs, donors/funding agencies, and other stakeholders to professionalise and strengthen the NGO sector in Cambodia by encouraging and promoting NGO accountability and good organisational practice. NGO GPP has facilitated the process of development of the Code of Ethical Principles and Minimum Standards for NGOs in Cambodia.
The NGO Code has been developed by a Working Group of representatives of the NGO Community in Cambodia, and incorporating feedback from a wider audience of NGOs, government departments, and other development stakeholders. This code aims to maintain and enhance standards of good organisational practice and to ensure the public trust in the integrity of the individuals and organisations that make up the NGO sector, and the effectiveness of NGO programmes.
The NGO Good Practice Project has produced a voluntary certification system centred on compliance with a Code of Ethical Principles and Minimum Standards for NGOs in Cambodia. To participate, organisations must submit a written application with supporting documentation and allow staff members of the NGO GPP to conduct desk based and field audits.
RainWater Cambodia has been a strong supporter of this initiative from its inception and we are delighted to announce that we have recently received NGO GPP certification. Achieving this milestone was not easy and we are justifiably proud of our staff for their hard work and commitment to RainWater Cambodia's ethical and professional standards.