to maintain openness in its functioning by proactively
making information easily accessible through reports,
organization website and through open presentations at the
Annual Partners’ Meetings. Thus all stakeholders have automatic
access to both progamme and financial information in annual
reports of CPF. The organisation strives to ensure this practice
among its partner NGOs at the organisation level.
Accountability is reflected in how CPF collects and uses
data, organises multi-stakeholder platform meetings, produces
reports taking independent views on contentious issues, derives
mandate from the partners’ meetings held annually and shares
information including that of finances with all concerned. CPF
staff is present at Board of Trustees (BoT) meetings held twice
a year. Here both the Director and the staff are accountable for
their functioning to the independent board.
Equality including equality in gender relations. CPF also
strives to ensure that the changes it proposes to bring at the
community level are equitable. The selection of project
locations is done with positive discrimination to the vulnerable
and marginalised sections.
CPF strives to ensure sensitivity and gender balance in all