Plan Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland (registered charity number 20050764 (previously known as CHY15037)) and is constituted as a company limited by guarantee (company number 359578).
One of 21 national organisations working for the rights of children, families and communities in some of the world’s poorest countries, Plan Ireland is internationally associated with Plan International, Inc. (‘Plan Inc’).
Plan promotes accountability globally through its involvement in the process for CSO Development Effectiveness through its membership of the Global Facilitation Group and inputting into the Open Forum.
Transparency and accountability to donors and supporters is delivered through regular and detailed communications and reporting, drawing on Plan International’s comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation systems.
At a global level routine review processes are carried out including Global Effectiveness Reports, synthesis of Country Offices’ Country Programme Progress Reports, and a Worldwide Annual Review and Combined Financial Report.
In Ireland, Plan is an active contributor to Dóchas effectiveness discussions and promotes this amongst peers in Ireland and globally.
Each year Plan Ireland’s accounts are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure accuracy and consistency on our financial reporting. Our finances are also reviewed by our Board’s Finance Committee. Plan International has a large internal audit function staffed with experienced auditors called Global Assurance (GA). GA carries out audits of each Plan Country Office (CO) at least every three years and has cross-discipline expertise in Finance & Administration, Grants Management, Operations of Partnerships, Human Resources, Child Protection, Risk Management and Security.
Plan Ireland is a member of Dóchas, the umbrella group of NGOs in Ireland, and is fully compliant with the Irish Development NGO’s code of Corporate Governance.
As a member of Dóchas, Plan Ireland is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging. Adherence to the Code is monitored by the Code Champion, the Media & Communications Officer, who ensures that all materials are Code compliant in advance of being made public.
Plan operates on a public and government funding platform. The majority of funds are sourced from Irish Aid, the European Union, the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO), the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF), Child sponsorship, Corporates, Trusts and Foundations, and public and private donations.
We endeavour to maximise the efficiency and impact of these funds, directing them to worthwhile projects while minimising our overhead costs.