Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Transparency and Accountability

IDLO believes that access to timely, comparable and comprehensive data leads to better decision-making, which in turn leads to greater effectiveness. This is why developing an improved framework for transparency and accountability has become a strategic priority for IDLO.

As part of this effort, IDLO seeks to establish greater trust between its donors and the communities and individuals with whom it works. IDLO recognizes it has a responsibility to demonstrate to the public that its operations are not only consistent with its values, but that its resources are used in an efficient, accountable and transparent manner.

Honest reporting of resources and achievements positively impacts the effectiveness of IDLO’s work. More broadly, transparency is a key factor in development and a thriving democracy.

IDLO Transparency Policy

International Aid Transparency Initiative

In 2016, IDLO joined the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources. IDLO’s programmatic financial data is made public in the IATI registry.

Our IATI Registry ProfileOur D-Portal Platform Profile

Strategic Plan

IDLO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2024 aims to promote people-centered justice and the rule of law to build more peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies.

With this overall objective, the Strategic Plan 2021-2024:

  • sets out IDLO’s overall strategic direction for the next four years;
  • defines our contribution to global efforts to sustain peace and achieve sustainable development in line with our mandate and comparative advantages; and
  • identifies areas where we need to invest and strengthen the Organization to deliver the change we seek.

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Management Plan

The 2021-2022 Management Plan (MP 2021-2022) will implement the first two years of IDLO’s new four-year Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2024. MP2021-2022 provides a blueprint for well-planned growth and institutional development. The Plan describes the thematic and geographic areas of work, including opportunities for innovation and scaling up of programs, policy advocacy, research and learning. It also sets out the objectives for continued institutional improvements to consolidate growth, put IDLO on a firm financial footing and establish its reputation as a leader in its sector.

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IDLO promotes transparency and accountability both externally and through its internal policies. IDLO’s policies are aimed at promoting good governance, ethical conduct, and identifying and preventing waste, fraud, and abuse.

IDLO Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud PolicyIDLO Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation PolicyIDLO Child Protection Policy
IDLO Prohibition of Sexual Harassment PolicyIDLO Personal Data Protection Policy


IDLO’s budget for 2021, the first year of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan seeks to allocate funds for the implementation of the goals, objectives and activities identified in the 2021-2022 Management Plan.



IDLO receives voluntary contributions both for its specific projects and for its general operations. Support is provided by a variety of donors, including states and multilateral organizations, private foundations, corporations and individuals. Unlike most intergovernmental organizations, IDLO does not obligate its Member Parties to make annual contributions. While this facilitates membership by the poorest countries, it does mean the Organization must work hard to raise funding for basic institutional development and management functions unrelated to assistance programs. This funding comes in the form of unrestricted grants.

Financial Statements available for download below.