Key Actions by:

Standard 15: Engaging donors appropriately throughout implementation.

Engage with donors throughout project implementation to ensure accountability and compliance and to strengthen donor relationships. 

Ensure that regular program, finance and other operations compliance checks are conducted throughout the project lifespan.

  • Why

    Regular monitoring of a project’s compliance with program, finance, and other operations requirements is a fundamental part of effective project management. It is also crucial to project stewardship and donor accountability. Regular compliance monitoring throughout project implementation:

    • Provides key information for project team decision-making.
    • Reinforces accountability for project progress and adherence to donor regulations.
    • Builds CRS credibility and relationship with the donor.
    • Facilitates project close-out by ensuring that the project team complies with requirements and identifies and addresses compliance issues throughout project implementation.
  • Who

    • Primary responsible: Project manager or chief of party (PM/CoP)
      • The PM/CoP leads the planning and implementation of program, financial, supply chain, and other operations monitoring, in close coordination with any project/country program risk and compliance staff.

    • Others involved: Project/country program risk and compliance staff (if part of project/country program staffing); finance manager (FM); head of operations (HoOps); head of programming (HoP); MEAL staff; supply chain management staff; other programming and operations staff (e.g. project officers); IDEA staff for centrally-funded projects; global and regional risk and compliance staff; partner leadership and project staff