Procedures and Reporting
Transparency and Accountability
SCAI and its partners in Nepal are fully transparent in their operations and strictly adhere to the Government regulations, both in Australia and in Nepal. The SCAI committee regularly reviews our mission, resources, financial position, compliance with legal requirements and adherence to our ethics. SCAI Australia, SCAI Nepal and our NGO partner in Nepal are audited on an annual basis.
SCAI continually strives to keep operating and administration costs in Australia and Nepal to a minimum, with all work in Australia being conducted by volunteers. In 2016 SCAI Australia maintained Operating Expenses at less than 2%.
On 16 June 2010, SCAI was endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, so any donations over $2 made after that date are tax deductible. All tax deductible donations are held in a separate Public Fund, administered by 3 Trustees.
We would to thank our bookkeepers from DFK Gray Perry and our auditors from Accru Harris Orchard in Adelaide. They generously offer their services to ensure we maintain transparency and accountability in our operations.
Annual Report and Audit Reports
The Evaluation reports are conducted by the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal, in conjunction with a team of independent experts appointed by SWC, as part of the Project Agreement that SCAI Nepal has with the government of Nepal. The evaluation is carried out at mid-term and final term of every Project Agreement period.