Discussion papers

A series of papers have been produced for the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference 2019. Each paper explores this year’s conference theme ‘Advancing Quality in Volunteering for Development’.

IVCO 2019 Framing Paper

Developing the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development

Jonathan Potter, Consultant and Technical Writer for the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, VSO

This framing paper looks at the development of the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, from research and consultation to consensus on good practice and the publication of the Global Standard.

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An African-centred approach to quality in practice

Insights from East African volunteer
involving organisations

Dr Jacob Mwathi Mati, Helene Perold, Forum

Using examples from in organisations in East Africa, this paper examines emergent efforts at quality improvement, standards setting and accreditation for volunteering in the African context.

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Measuring the collective impact of Forum members & associate members

Dr Cliff Allum, Dr Mayuko Onnki, Forum

This paper addresses the work of international volunteer cooperation organisations to measure, understand and learn from the scale and nature of their collective work, and to address its contribution to development.

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