aid and development organizations

(just like multinational corporations


policies, controls, and oversight

to minimize their risks

(and help them continue to do good)

Global supply chains for aid and development can rely on bribery, forced labor, child labor, and dangerous working conditions. 

Aid Ethics Mission

  • Raise risk awareness in the sector

  • Encourage improvements in policies and controls

  • Recognize industry champions

  • Encourage harmonization of compliance regimes

  • Facilitate cost and information sharing

  • Increase stakeholder transparency



Modern Slavery 
Coming May 2020

  • What are the risks for the aid industry?

  • How have organizations responded to increased international focus in this area?

  • What policies should organizations adopt?

Waste Management 
Coming Spring 2020
  • What kind of waste is generated by aid?

  • What are the potential impacts?

  • What are international organizations

       doing to manage the risks?


Policy Database 

Coming Spring 2020

in the meantime, search by topics here

Donor Guidance

Checklist for donors coming soon!



The Team


Ashley Jackson is the founder of Aid Ethics. She created this site to help development, humanitarian, and health organizations meet their objectives while limiting their harms. She has worked internationally in both private and public sector risk management. Ashley has studied, written, and spoken about anti-corruption, modern slavery, and other ethical challenges faced by organizations. Much of her focus is on supply chain risks. Ashley has a JD from the Seton Hall University School of Law and a BA in International Relations, Chinese, and Asia Studies from the University of Colorado. She lives in Princeton. NJ with her family.

Senior Researchers

Nishita Dsouza

Helena Xie





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