System-based Audit of Save The Children, Sweden (SCS)
Cristina A. Rodriguez-Acosta , Lina Lenefors , Mohamed Salih , Arne Svensson , Tony Bennet
Save The Children Sweden (SCS) is a participatory member-based organization founded in 1919 with Head Office (HO) in Sundbyberg. SCS is divided into eight regions each with a Regional Office (RO). In addition SCS has 18 Country Offices (CO). SCS is since 1998 a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, an umbrella organisation for 29 national Save the Children organisations, with a presence in 120 countries. The work is coordinated from the Alliance Secretariat in London, which in turn is controlled by rules and agreements which the membership has decided. The leading policy document of SCS is the Compass based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the United Nations' Declaration on Human Rights. SCS has 10 programme areas and four working methods SCS is one of the largest framework organisations with regard to the Sida appropriation for development cooperation with NGOs. SCS has also been a partner to Sida in humanitarian activities for years. Sida has commissioned the Swedish management consultancy company Professional Management AB to carry out a systems-based audit of SCS.