Accountability and Transparency
War Child reports to its stakeholders in accordance with relevant requirements and standards, such as Guideline RJ650 for its annual reporting as well as data publication in line with the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Transparency is one of War Child’s core values and it has the ambition to publish data in order to fully disclose what the organisation does, spends and achieves.
IATI publications allow users to combine and compare data from various organisations. War Child wishes to contribute to increased insight into trends and results in the whole humanitarian aid sector. In 2017, War Child published IATI data related to those projects for which it was a requirement. We are in the process of improving our systems so that we can publish data more efficiently, timely and completely.
War Child’s internal organisation as well as its annual accounts are audited by KPMG Accountants N.V. KPMG expressed an unqualified audit opinion on War Child’s annual accounts for the financial year 2017, which form an integral part of War Child’s 2017 annual report. In 2017, KPMG performed no non-auditing tasks for War Child. Audit reports are discussed by the audit committee of the Supervisory Board, attended by the auditor, the Managing Director and the Director of Finance and Operations Support. The Supervisory Board has adopted the financial statements for 2017 in its meeting of April 20, 2018.