The review process itself is laid out in the Reporting Requirements. Members have to report annually, no later than 12 months after the end of their financial year. Members with an exceptional track record and high standard of reporting are eligible to report in full every two years.
Once Members have handed in their Accountability Reports, the Secretariat pre-screens the reports before they are forwarded to the Independent Review Panel for in-depth and individual feedback. Recommended areas for progress are summarised by the Panel in an enclosed Improvement Analysis. The Panel consists of internationally-recognised experts from around the globe, with backgrounds in development, human rights, business and academia. It is an honorary appointment, which ensures the credibility and integrity of the reporting process.
All Members are invited to comment on the Panel’s feedback to the report. These comments are published on Accountable Now’s website along with the Accountability Report and the Panel’s feedback letter.