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Rigorous management

14-05-2014

To guarantee optimum utilization of the resources entrusted to it and to maximize the benefits of its work, the ICRC strives to ensure good organization and uses highly developed management methods and technology.

To guarantee optimum utilization of the resources entrusted to it and to maximize the benefits of its work, the ICRC strives to ensure good organization and uses highly developed management methods and technology.

Drawing a clear distinction between the ICRC's governing bodies and its management staff, a sophisticated system of monitoring and risk management, a well-tailored headquarters structure and a flexible field organization all help ensure that ICRC operations keep pace with a constantly changing working environment while maintaining long-term consistency in the basic approach.

To optimize its management technology and methods, the ICRC has implemented systems similar to those used by international entities of similar size. These are based on a flexible core arrangement designed to set priorities, fix objectives, organize planning, draw up budgets, give direction, assess performance and report results over the short and medium term, and gauge the impact of the ICRC's operations. In other words, a results-based system of management. The organizations's financial statements are in keeping with international financial reporting standards.