CESVI was the first non-profit association to win the Balance Sheet Oscar from the Italian Public Relations Federation for transparency in 2000, and the only one to win this recognition a second and a third time (in 2011 and 2017).

Transparency is, and has always been, part of CESVI’s DNA.


First and foremost, transparency towards individual and public donors, without whose support our organisation couldn’t operate. Every year CESVI publishes the Annual Report and Financial Balance sheet – certified by an independent auditor – available for anyone who wants to see how, where and with what results the funds received have been invested.

But transparency towards our beneficiaries also exists, an area of excellence which has earned CESVI the trust of the local communities, and important approval from international donors. This means offering our beneficiaries appropriate tools and opportunities for a meeting of minds on our projects so that they can suggest improvements and corrective action.

The active participation of the local community in the problems to be faced and resolved not only favours a swifter recovery from the traumas and the calamities suffered, but above all contributes to create a local capacity to prevent and mitigate them if they arise again.

CESVI’s intention, then, is to foster a shared approach, against the logic of a cooperation that starts from “needs” to simply transfer help from rich to poor countries, placing the organisations on a higher plane than the local populations.

Global Strategy CESVI

In a rapidly changing world, international cooperation also changes and with it the role of its main actors.

Fragilities as hunger, poverty, inequality, together with conflict, autocracy, extreme weather events are increasing, especially as a result of insufficient responses to reverse the trend.

As current crises deepen, becoming more protracted and complex, the actors traditionally engaged in development are increasingly questioning and planning to strengthen the Humanitarian, Development and Peace (HDP) nexus.

Hence, CESVI Global Strategy outlines our ambition in an unprecedented world and defines

deeply rooted approaches and priority areas over the next 5 years (2023-2027) built on almost 40 years of experience, consolidation, clear and transparent action, responsiveness and accountability.

As a humanitarian and development organisation, with people in need at the core of its work, CESVI supports the most vulnerable groups, in particular children, women and marginalised, in achieving their aspirations with the aim of promoting their autonomy and future sustainability.

The Global Strategy therefore represents the ambitions that the we set to pursue to increase

our impact for a fairer society, for the well-being of people in need, for the equality of opportunities for all and everyone, and to promote the ambitions of the most fragile: by fostering our quality experience and integrated multisectoral approach, in order to do more and better, giving inspiration to our future actions.