ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
War Child reports to its stakeholders in accordance with relevant requirements and standards, such as Guideline RJ650 for its annual reporting. In 2016, War Child worked on the preparations for its first Open Data publication in line with the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and distributed by anyone. War Child has the ambition to publish data about all its field projects 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 2016, War Child published data related to projects spanning 2014 and 2015 (see http://www.warchildholland.org/open-data). We are still learning about IATI standards and we are in the process of improving our data systems, which currently do not allow us to publish efficiently and fully.
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 2016, which form an integral part of War Child’s 2016 annual report. KPMG performs 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 2016 in its meeting of April 21, 2017.