Dynamic Accountability is our approach to being an accountable agency and transparently working with and learning from young people and partners in order to increase our impact.
By turning our agency inside out and bringing more voices in, we believe this will lead to even greater impact for the young people, communities, partners and governments we work with. It will also increase the trust that others have in our agency and work, reinforcing the relationships and collaboration that drives our collective success.
“Going beyond transparency for the sake of transparency, Dynamic Accountability becomes a two-way exchange of information. The act of being transparent brings more voices into the leadership, governance and management of our agency, ultimately making our work better.”
Perry Maddox, COO, Restless Development speaking to Sophie Edwards from Devex
Read the full article '6 tips for taking transparency to the next level' on Devex here. (If you're not a member you will to create a free account to access the article.)
What's Next for 2017?
- Dynamic Accountability Framework. We will be building a Dynamic Accountability Framework which will underpin our new Agency Plan (which sets out how we will both improve our own agency to deliver an ambitious strategy and prove a new type of agency to deliver transformative change.) Our framework will hold us to account on our progress internally, but also externally, and this will be a chance to bring more voices and ideas into how we measure performance, quality and impact in our agency.
- People Powered Feedback Pilot: We’ll be working with Accountable Now on a pilot project focused on testing and improving how feedback from young people we work with can be used better as part of decision making processes, ultimately ensuring impact can be shared by everyone involved.
- Accountable Now Annual Report: As part of our membership with Accountable Now, this is our first year completing and submitting the report to be reviewed by their Independent Review Panel. We’ll not only be documenting our accountability and transparency initiatives, but completing the report itself in a way that truly captures what we mean by Dynamic Accountability, so watch this space.
- Youth Leadership at the Heart: With a new strategy and agency plan in place, we will be working with young people inside and outside of our agency to hold our agency accountable; equipping with them with the knowledge and information, empowering them to share their thoughts, feedback and ideas and using this as part of decision making for shared and greater impact.
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