Ensuring Quality & Accountability

Ensuring Quality

International Medical Corps is committed to ensuring that our programs are of the highest quality. In our mission to help the world’s most devastated communities return to self-reliance, we’re continually looking to improve the delivery of our programs by measuring our quality and performance.

Monitoring and Evaluation

In order to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our current programs, and to improve the delivery of future projects, International Medical Corps regularly conducts program evaluations. We are committed to including monitoring and evaluation components into program planning and delivery wherever possible. In addition to conducting external evaluations by independent consultants and authoritative bodies, International Medical Corps is also strengthening our internal capacity for learning.

Transparency and Accountability

International Medical Corps has an unwavering commitment to the principles of transparency and accountability in its efforts to provide lifesaving health care to those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions.

International Medical Corps is a member the Core Humanitarian Standard Alliance, and adheres to the Sphere Project community of humanitarian response practitioners and their standards, all of which reinforces our commitment to the highest international standards of quality and accountability.

International Medical Corps’ Accountability Framework

International Medical Corps has a publicly available Accountability Framework to provide an overview of the work that we do and make a clear declaration of interest regarding the funding we receive, the partners we have, the memberships and associations we are signatories to and the countries in which we work. The framework also outlines the main policies, international standards and guidelines against which we measure our performance and states our commitment to further strengthen relationships with our stakeholders. Download the Accountability Framework >>

Ethics and Compliance

International Medical Corps works to the highest ethical principles—integrity, responsibility and accountability—consistent with our organization’s values and principles. We have zero tolerance for inaction in response to all forms of fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, misconduct or any other violation of our Code of Conduct and Ethics.

International Medical Corps’ mission requires our personnel to work in some of the world’s most challenging locations to relieve the suffering of those in the most difficult circumstances. Despite these tough and demanding environments, International Medical Corps personnel and our implementing partners must do their part to ensure that we operate in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and donor requirements, and abide by the highest standards of business ethics.

International Medical Corps is fully committed to being an ethical and responsible implementing partner. As a preeminent global first responder in an increasingly complex and dangerous world, International Medical Corps relies on generous donors to support our lifesaving work around the world—our commitment to working in an ethical and compliant manner is not only who we are, how we work and what we stand for, but also our commitment to our beneficiaries, donors and stakeholders. Learn more >>