4.1.1 Why is selection so important?

A partner selection process should be objective, transparent and fair. The main reasons for having a proper selection process in place are to:

  • Identify the best matching partner and avoid unsuitable partners
  • Getting to know potential partners and understand strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify potential financial, reputational or security risks for CARE
  • Ensure all potential partners have a fair chance and the process is transparent
  • Comply with donor and CO rules for procurement or selection of sub-grantees.