WWF-GEF: Minimum Fiduciary Standards


WWF GEF Agency Request for Proposals Procedures

World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) has established a procurement policy and procedures to ensure the most efficient use of limited resources when obtaining the goods and services necessary for the operation of the organization and the implementation of its conservation activities. This policy should be supplemented with any donor or project specific requirements when applicable

WWF Procurement Policy

Sub-Grantee Procurement Self Assessment

Procurement Processes – Executing Entity procurement processes covering both internal/administrative procurement and procurement by sub recipients of funds include written standards based on widely recognized processes and an internal control framework to protect against fraudulent and corrupt practices (using widely recognized definitions such as those agreed by the International Financial Institutions Anti- Corruption Task Force) and waste.

Guidelines: reviewing Sub-grantee Procurement

Requests for Proposals Process

  1. Request For Proposal (RFP), including the project Terms of Reference, posted to relevant sites (see Terms of Reference Template in Appendix 1 Here. Proposals need to be submitted according to guidelines and by the deadline stated in the RFP. Applicants need to be eligible per the conditions detailed on the WWF GEF website (and linked within the RFP).
  2. Proposals will be reviewed within the time period included in the RFP according to the criteria developed for each procurement posted on the WWF GEF website (and linked within the RFP).
  3. Winning proposals will be notified by email by the date included in the RFP and posted to the WWF GEF website on the same date

Request for Proposals Procedures

Control Frameworks

WWF has reexamined its approach to risk management both at a Network and US level. See the Risk Management Process Below.

WWF US Risk Management Processes

Investigations Functions

Investigating Fraud and Misconduct

WWF is committed to living our values of courage, respect, integrity, and collaboration. One way we live our values is by having the courage to raise, listen, and act on concerns. We take all concerns regarding fraud, corruption, or misconduct related to WWF projects or people very seriously. Concerns can be reported as indicated below.

How to report concerns?

We have online and phone reporting options hosted by a third-party. Concerns can be reported in multiple languages, and reporters can remain anonymous, if they wish. To report concerns:

Who can make a report?

Staff, partners, communities, and other stakeholders can use either of these options to report suspected illegal or inappropriate activity, or concerns about the implementation of WWF projects, including issues relating to the environmental and social impacts of those projects. To learn more about our environmental and social commitments in implementing projects, see our Environment and Social Safeguards Framework [insert link].

What happens to reports and what to expect?

  • You may choose to remain anonymous.
  • We take every report seriously and follow up in a timely manner.
  • Reports are received by an intake team that is independent from our finance and program functions. When appropriate, reports may be referred to a third-party or law enforcement.
  • Our team will handle and manage reports as thoroughly and confidentially as possible beginning, during, and after the review process.
  • Investigations will be conducted in an objective and independent manner.
  • Individuals will be treated fairly and with respect.
  • We will take appropriate action based on the findings and recommendations of the investigation.
  • We will not tolerate retaliation of any kind against anyone who shares a good-faith concern or participates in an investigation.