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Transparency and accountability

Providing humanitarian assistance and development aid is a privilege. Setting and maintaining high standards of performance, for ourselves as well as for the organisations we work with, is essential to living up to the responsibility that comes with this privilege.

These standards are part and parcel of all our contractual relationships, be it with organisations in the field, suppliers, or other parties.  

We like to ensure compliance through a culture of accountability. This means we are transparent about mutual rights and obligations and the criteria we use when selecting partners, projects, and suppliers. Our policies are imposed on everyone we work with.

On this page, you will find links to relevant documents and web pages.

Annual reports and accounts

Cordaid continues to make a positive impact around the world. Many of you participated in this mission and for that, we are very grateful. With great pride, we would like to share how we implemented 235 projects in 35 countries, together with our 507 funding and implementing partners.

Let’s have a look at a few examples: 12.3 million people benefitted from our healthcare interventions, we delivered humanitarian assistance to 680,000 people and we assisted 770,000 people in improving their livelihoods.

We appreciate your support. Let’s make each year better than the last.

Due to delays in the process, our financial statements for 2023 will not be ready before the statutory deadline of 1 July 2024. We are progressing well and still expect to finalise the statements before the end of 2024.

Financial statements


ISO Certification

Cordaid is certified against the ISO 9001:2015 standard for Quality Management Systems and also against the Partos 9001:2015 standard, 2018 version. Partos is the Dutch membership body for organisations working in international development.

Core Humanitarian Standard

Cordaid is a member of the CHS Alliance and is committed to implementing the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

This is a globally recognised voluntary standard that sets out commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian responses can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide.

The CHS places communities and people affected by crises at the centre of humanitarian action and describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian assistance.