Overseas Special Interest Group - March

Monday, 12 Mar 2018, 13:30 - 17:30


Finance and compliance due diligence for partner organisations: INGO approaches

INGOs work with a wide range of partners, many of them overseas. They have a duty to ensure that their funds are spent effectively and efficiently, and there is a wide range of regulations with which they have to comply, for example, anti-terrorism legislation. They therefore must ensure that partners they support have appropriate finance procedures and control environments, and also that partner relationships and arrangements do not contravene the regulatory requirements. INGOs must demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to assure that these key requirements are met when working with partners, through relevant, proportionate and appropriate due diligence procedures.

We will hear from a range of small, medium and large charities on the approaches they take to finance and compliance due diligence, in a range of situations and circumstances, including:

- Toybox's approach to assessing new and existing partners' financial controls, as a small charity without an in-country office

- MAP's approach to regulatory/anti-terrorism due diligence, as a small charity working in very high risk environments

- Human Appeal's rapid introduction and development of due diligence policy and process, as a very fast-growing medium sized charity, and

- A large INGO's approach to partner due diligence.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, and discussion.

This meeting is kindly sponsored by

Crowe Clark Whitehill



Registration and refreshments


Welcome and introductory remarks
Tim Boyes-Watson, Global Director, Alliances and Advocacy, Humentum


Developing and delivering finance due diligence at Toybox
- Toybox: a brief introduction
- Developing Toybox’s financial due diligence approach
- Doing financial due diligence reviews
- Ongoing due diligence and follow up
- Challenges and future plans
Caroline Taylor, Director of Finance and Support Services, Toybox


MAP’s risk-based approach to partner due diligence
- MAP: a brief introduction
- MAP’s partner due diligence framework
 - Due diligence initial and ongoing partner assessment
- Upcoming plans: partner audit
- Challenges and learning
Iain McSeveny, Finance Director, MAP


Human Appeal: developing and implementing partner due diligence in a rapidly changing organisation
- Human Appeal: a brief introduction
- Developing compliance due diligence for partners
- Developing the approach to partner audit
- Challenges and learning
- Future plans
Javed Akhtar, Director of Finance and Services, Human Appeal




Oxfam GB: perspectives on partner due diligence
- Oxfam GB: a brief introduction to partnership working
- Oxfam GB’s approach and practical experience in partner due diligence
- Partner due diligence: challenges (group discussion)
- Possible ways forward
Mary Fetigan, Senior Internal Auditor, and Abdoul Ma Aly Diallo, Finance Analyst & Reporting Manager, Oxfam GB


Closing remarks
Tim Boyes-Watson, Humentum


Panel Q&A and discussion


Close and networking reception
Chaired by Tim Boyes-Watson, Humentum
Panellists: Caroline Taylor, Toybox, Iain McSeveny, MAP, Javed Akhtar, Human Appeal

Venue Details


Crowe Clark Whitehill, St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square, LONDON, EC4Y 8EH

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Bookings & Prices


  • CFG Member - FREE;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - FREE;

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