GOVERNANCE



Our Approach
Governance
People Behind MAKSAD

 



Governance is the need of the hour in the development sector in order to ensure and promote application of best management practices, compliance of law and adherence to best possible ethical standards. The entire management processes and practices of Maksad Foundation are in compliance with the principles of Good Governance’. Making Policies & Decisions Maksad Foundation, from the inception itself, works on a delegated work environment. Each and every person in the organization is involved in the process of decision making in a scientifically designed system, Making Policy & Decision in the Foundation are done through a four tier system. Executive Committee The Executive Committee manages the Foundation’s operation directly and it reports to the Board of Advisors. Members of this committee are professionals working with Maksad Foundation and it is mandatory to include a member from the Board of Advisors, The Executive Committee of Maksad Foundation holds a meeting every week and looks after day to day management. Advisory Body The Board of Advisors comprises of technically competent people from diverse backgrounds and expertise. The body is formed for a period of one year and a few independent members with eminence and reputation are nominated each year. Members of this board also meet once every Month. Board of Governors The Board of Governors sets the vision and broad guidelines for the Foundation and ensures good governance in liaison with the Board of Advisor. Credibility Norms Maksad Foundation encourages its partners to follow Credibility norms for ensuring good governance in the development sector. Maksad Foundation also follows norms of good governance itself. The Foundation strives to build capabilities of its grassroots NGO partners towards good governance. The Governance & Credibility System includes a systematic set of norms, which is administered and monitored by a General Secretary. Project Management & Monitoring system The project management & monitoring system in Maksad Foundation comprises of a systematic and well laid down processes, Maksad Foundation advocates use of technology for ensuring impartial monitoring and to cut down over head cost, Maksad Foundation has already started the system in a few of its national level programmes. Gradually, all its projects will be compatible with this system. The biggest challenges so far have been lack of access to technology in remote project areas and lack of working knowledge.