All projects in overseas countries supported by Australian funds are implemented through our Save the Children partners and rigorously monitored by our staff here in Australia.
Our monitoring systems ensure we know where and how our aid is being used – we track our supplies from the warehouse to the people who need it, based on need. In addition, our programs are independently audited once a year and we undertake on-the-ground evaluations to ensure aid money is being spent effectively and to ensure plans are put in place to invest it well in the future.
We have strict processes for selecting local partners to ensure that they have the skills to deliver the project and are not aligned with violent groups. We also have strict internal controls on how our money is managed in-country – to ensure we can be completely accountable to our donors including the Australian Government.
In emergencies, our aim is to get lifesaving aid to children and their families where and when they need it. We have more than 100 years' experience responding globally and at home to emergencies like cyclones and earthquakes, war and drought. We know how to mount large-scale relief operations to make sure we have the maximum benefit for children – regular monitoring and evaluation is central to this.