Financial transparency

Prioritizing humanitarian action

86
million euros for humanitarian aid

52,341
active donors

91,4%
of our resources allocated to populations

4
million people helped

Our accounts

In 2018, the organisation’s total expenditure was 86€ million (compared to 79€ million in 2017).

VOLUME OF ACTIVITY BY MISSION

TOTAL: €72,78 M

BREAKDOWN OF SOURCES OF FUNDING USED IN 2018

TOTAL: €86.2 M

The portion of funds that came from donations made by the general public remained marginal, making up less than 5% of the resources deployed throughout the year. However, these funds are essential to SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL because they can be used as leverage for obtaining institutional funds, which is why the organization continues to invest in developing fundraising.

BREAKDOWN OF EXPENDITURE FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018

TOTAL: €86,1 M

Annual report 2018

Rigorous management

91,4% of our resources are allocated to our missions on the ground, helping those most diprived.  

This figure reflects a strategic choice based on our concept of humanitarian action. SOLIDARITĖS INTERNATIONAL has always ensured that the funds available to the organization are put to the best possible use for the benefit of those in distress and whom we are working to help, day in day out, rather than being swallowed up in management costs.

This figure also demonstrates the trust shown in us by major institutional partners, who recognize how well we manage our donations. These include the United Nations, the European Union, France, the UK and water companies, and corporate foundations, etc.
The SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL head office has its own Accounting and Management department. Each and every international mission also has its own administrative and financial team. The association Steerin Committee also includes an experienced Treasurer. Everyone is careful to respect our rigorous donation management principles.

You can download our 2018 accounts, or request a copy by calling +33 (0)1.76.21.87.00.

Efficiency through transparency

CERTIFIED accounts

The association’s annual accounts are inspected and audited by auditing firm Auditeurs & Conseils Associés. Accounts are presented and voted on every year at the General Assembly. They can all be viewed in our annual report.

 

60% of our projects are audited by external firms

Every year, our partners commission specialist firms to audit our funding contracts. 80 projects are audited in this way at head office or directly on the ground, in order to confirm they are being properly managed, i.e. total expenses of €45 million in 2018.

 

A unique and innovative internal auditing service

So as to optimize its operational capacity and the overall quality of its projects, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was one of the first French NGOs to set up its own internal auditing department. The TID (Transparency and Institutional Development) team enables the association to deliver the best possible management of its financial resources, its purchases and its HR.

Adhering to the basic principles enshrined in the auditing code of ethics – integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competence -, members of the TID team carry out on the ground audits of over half our missions every year, as well as of head office. They also require missions to conduct organizational self-assessments once a year.

Always mindful of the need to optimize our operations, AGIR issues recommendations and monitors their implementation, while respecting our internal regulations and those of our financial partners.

 

These are just some of the commitments enabling SOLIDARITĖS INTERNATIONAL to deliver effective, on-the-ground humanitarian aid that always mirrors needs as closely as possible.

Balance sheet and statement of sources and application of funds

SUMMARY BALANCE SHEET

STATEMENT OF SOURCES AND APPLICATION OF FUNDS