Research and analysis

Transparency and accountability (RS8)

An analysis of 200 of the largest charities' annual reports and accounts.



Research into whether large charities go beyond the minimum requirements to provide information that accounts fully and transparently for their performance during the year.

The findings show that the general standard of performance against the transparency and accountability framework is not satisfactory. Whilst there are some very good examples, too many charities in the study did not meet basic requirements.

The report includes a survey of 1,000 members of the public. Respondents felt charitable spending and achievements were the most important information for charities to make public.