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I. Strategic risks


Building partnerships in a fragile, rapidly changing context is challenging. Risks include a poorly defined shared vision and objectives, instances where partners do not meet performance targets and situations where collaborative advantages are unclear.

Strategic decisions

The introduction of new directions could lead to a loss of focus and impact on the ability to complete existing plans. In order to avoid this, position papers will be drafted to ensure informed decisions are taken and realistic timeframes are in place for the development of quality interventions.

Reputational risks

War Child’s reputation is one of our most valuable assets - and although we can influence it, we cannot completely control public perception of our organisation. We can, and do, however, actively engage in and monitor public debate through an open and transparent communication policy. This is particularly important in the current climate where there is increasing scepticism directed towards charities.