Questions and Answers
Questions about our organisation
Who checks the SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's accounts?
Every year, our accounts are fully verified by our auditors Cabinet IDF Expertise et Conseil, as required by law. They certify our accounts which are then approved by the board during the organisation's annual general meeting.
We are also periodically inspected by our financial partners; part of our funding comes from institutional bodies such as ECHO (the humanitarian division of the European Union), as well as from other countries’ governmental aid programs.
In 2012, our funding bodies (including the UN and the EU) carried out 66 audits, both at head office and in the field. (modifier également le chiffre et l’année en français).
Which internal controls does SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL implement?
We ensure that all means of internal controls are respected and reinforced and that board of governors and annual general meeting play their full role. Every quarter, the management is held to account by the board of governors regarding the major strategic and budgetary decisions, and every year regarding the allocation of the annual budget. The steering committee meets every month to discuss the effectiveness of our spending and our accounts are approved every year during the organization's annual general meeting. Financial managers attached to the missions, as well as our team responsible for internal controls at head office, take a proactive approach by checking our processes on a daily basis.
You can have a look at our annual report via our website under "Our publications". You can also request a hard copy by contacting our donor relations team by telephone 00.3188.8.131.52.00 or by e-mail.
We only help where we can be of the most use. Our expertise is specialised: for example sinking wells to provide access to clean drinking water. It is neither our vocation and nor are we equipped to respond to everyone, everywhere. We are not able to house the thousands of homeless people in France. There are specialist organizations working on this problem which are much more effective than we could be.
Unfortunately SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is not in a position to give aid, financial or otherwise, to individuals. We carry out programmes in humanitarian crisis zones with established partner organizations.