PwC’s transparency tool - China's first free self-evaluation system to support transparency in NGOs

In December 2016, PwC launched China's first free self-evaluation transparency check tool. The development of the tool was a collaboration between PwC, China Philanthropy Research Institute and China Global Philanthropy Institute.

The tool works first by asking NGOs around 50 questions to help them better understand the level of transparency of their reports and external communications, and then providing possible improvement opportunities and best practice.

The questions are based on relevant laws and regulations, including China’s Charity Law and the latest Charity information disclosure regulation. Philanthropic organisations can refer to the quoted regulations when answering each question, and all content is regularly updated to reflect relevant changes in policy. There are also questions that can help organisations further enhance the readability and accessibility of their reports and external communications.

This self-evaluation is conducted anonymously, and no identifying information of participating organisations is collected or recorded.

“The tool helps NGOs get a well-rounded assessment of their disclosures and is exactly what China’s NGO sector needs nowadays.”

Lu Yin, Information Manager, China Charity Alliance.

Also available on the site is the publication “Guide to Transparency for Philanthropy Organisations”, published by the China Philanthropy Research Institute and China Global Philanthropy Institute and funded by PwC. In this Guide, it presents best practice examples for each question in the self-check, giving participants the opportunity to compare their responses to best in class.

If you are interested in finding out more about the tool, visit our transparency tool website here


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