S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Partnerships
S 2.2
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. Partners shall strive to deepen their understanding of one another through transparentsharing of information. The activities relating to the partnership shall be open and accessible to the other parties, while respecting the right of individuals to privacy.


Why
Why

It is important for organizations to continue to learn more about one another as part of their efforts to build trust. The less information that organizations share with one another, the less they are able to hold one another accountable. Organizations that can be honest with one another are better placed to identify opportunities and face challenges. A deeper understanding of organizational capacities and constraints provides the base from which partners can support and strengthen one another.

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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The Organization shares with its partners the documents and information that the parties agreed to make accessible.
  • The Organization shares with its partners the constraints, both internal and external, that may in turn affect the work of the partnership (e.g. informs partners about the terms of its agreement with CIDA).
  • The types of documents or information that cannot be shared are clearly identified, along with the rationale.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • Are we disclosing information in a timely manner?  
  • Are we creating undue pressure to show results, which may push partners to say what they think we want to hear?
  • Do we continue to know enough about this organization to feel confident to maintain the partnership?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Giving time and space for informal communications and regular reports.
  • Sharing results of reviews and evaluations.
  • Respecting confidentiality of information received from a partner.
  • Having a shared policy outlining the types of documents and kinds of information that will not be made accessible to one another.
  • Giving Southern partners the opportunity to understand Canadian policy development processes and the role Canadian partners play in them. 
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Keeping a separate set of books so that different audiences get different figures/information.
  • Demanding immediate responses to unexpected requests for information.