As part of our mandated duties, we monitor and evaluate a CSO throughout their project lifecycles to ensure that all their activities are in accordance with the laws and regulations stipulated in the constitution.

  • Monitor the implementation of policies, strategies, proclamations, regulations, directives and various laws issued by the government or agency;
  • Monitor fund sources and assets to ensure that no activities are being carried out to legalize illegitimately acquired wealth, assets and other properties;
  • Collaborate with relevant government bodies to take appropriate action against violators based on information obtained during vetting process;
  • Raise awareness on money laundering across various media platforms to better ensure that humanitarian funds are not used for illegal activities;
  • Ensure that any civil society organization informs ACSO of all the funds they receive from any source;
  • Monitoring the implementation of funds by organizations in accordance with the initial project agreements signed;
  • Evaluate the annual audit and annual performance report submitted by CSOs at the end of each fiscal year.
  • Provide general feedback to organizations on the overall process of auditing and performance reporting;
  • In the event of violations of the audit and performance report, consult with the relevant departmental administration as to the seriousness of the problem and suggest appropriate remedial action to the relevant supervisor;
  • Ensure that CSO accounts are kept open for at least 5 years after the end of the financial year;
  • Monitor the implementation of the self-governance system in accordance with the law to ensure that civil society organizations are operating in a transparent and accountable fashion.
  • Monitor civil society organizations' changes (address, leadership, designation…);
  • If the civil society organization has a formal reporting period of more than 3 months, the civil society organization shall call the organization to ensure its existence.
  • Ensure that civil society organizations open a legal bank account in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Proclamation and that their financial activities are in a legal bank account;
  • Ensure that foreigners who come to volunteer for more than one year without paying regular salaries are supported by the organizations;
  • Monitoring and monitoring the activities of organizations;
  • Ensure that civil society organizations keep financial statements in an approved accounting system;
  • Monitor and support the audit of the organization's income and expenditure, expenditure, sets and debt, the identity of the donor and the source of the revenue;
  • Investigate and monitor violations based on suggestions from government agencies, donors or the public, or information available during the agency's work;
  • Monitoring the agency's signature to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with the signed agreement, facilitating the process of completing the projects when completed or terminated;
  • Recommend to the supervisory authority when civil society organizations voluntarily cancel their registration certificates
  • Should a  CSO fulfill initial requirements (link), the Agency will grant the following support letters:
    • Tax exemption letters for importing necessary equipment held on import tax grounds
    • Working visa letter for foreign nationals (upon proving that the required expertise can’t be handled by local candidates),
    • Support letter for requesting code 35 license,
    • Back crowdfunding and other fundraising efforts upon review of activities and need
    • Support letter for CSO seeking additional sources of income (granted upon review of request)
    • Support and permission for opening bank accounts in CSOs’ name

We ensure that all CSOs operating in the country register and acquire the necessary licenses to carry out their activities freely.

  • Register and issue certification once CSOs meet the requirements of the proclamation and regulations issued to register indigenous organizations;
  • Register and issue a certificate of registration of civil society organizations when they meet the requirements of the proclamation, regulations and directives issued to register foreign organizations;
  • Register and issue a certificate of registration when the associations meet the requirements of the proclamation, regulations and directives;
  • Register and issue a certificate of registration when they meet the requirements of the proclamation, regulations and directives issued to register the cooperatives;
  • Registering, verifying, and issuing certificates of permanent assets and resources for charitable purposes;
  • Complete the necessary information regarding the registration of the charity committee and submit it to the relevant governing body for approval;
  • Should CSOs merge, split or change, once they meet the requirements stated in the proclamation, the agency will issue a certification license.
  • Announce newly registered CSOs in the newspapers once they meet the required criteria.
  • Verify registration CSOs certificates, Operations Manuals and other related documents;

To help CSOs stay in line with their intended objectives, we provide  diverse consultancy and capacity building services on matters concerning new proclamations, regulations and directives