|“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture
of charity. It is the protection of a
fundamental right, the right to dignity
and a decent life.”
Banzaid has a good reputation – our supporters are proof of that! We have some great projects, and we have had great support for them. You can read about these projects in this report.
This year Banzaid has achieved certification under the Code of Conduct of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID). We believe that this is a big step in our ability to assure our supporters that we set a high standard in what we do.
The Code sets out standards in three areas of accountability:
Banzaid has been a member of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID) since 1997. This year CID celebrates 30 years as the umbrella organisation providing coordination of activity and a united voice on common issues for New Zealand's international aid and development community. CID represents over 50 member NGO's based in Aotearoa and is linked to counterpart organisations in Australia (ACFID) and the Pacific (PIANGO). CID exists to support effective high quality aid and development programmes, with the vision of achieving a sustainable world free from poverty and injustice.
The CID member organisations have traditionally been unified by a Code of Ethics agreement. This was 9 guiding principles that formed a standard for good practice. The code of ethics has been succeeded by the new CID Code of Conduct launched at the end of 2014. The Code of Conduct is a more comprehensive set of principles and obligations designed to enhance accountability within the sector and bring the transparency of New Zealand NGOs in sync with international standards.