The results of the study show that INGOs are aware of the effectiveness principles and are incorporating them into their own practices – albeit to varying degrees. While the organisations surveyed provided a wealth of case studies and best practice examples, neither of these appears to be consistently shared within the sector. The findings would indicate that INGOs are successfully mainstreaming the effectiveness principles into their programmatic activities, however less so within their policy, advocacy and campaigning work. Less than half of the INGOs surveyed are including gender analysis, environmental sustainability and transparency in their advocacy and campaigning strategies.
The majority of INGOs are integrating core principles such as a human rights based approach, gender equality, transparency and
access to information into their internal policies and practices. However the principles of democratic ownership, environmental sustainability and accountability towards multiple stakeholders are proving more challenging to implement