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About the Code

What is the People In Aid Code?

The Code of Good Practice is an internationally recognised management tool that helps humanitarian aid and development agencies enhance the quality of their human resources management.

The Code provides a comprehensive and sector specific framework relevant to organisations of any shape or size.

A result of international collaboration

The Code is the result of years of international collaboration by a wide range of NGOs, international organisations, public bodies and private sector firms.

As a management framework, it is also an important part of agencies’ efforts to improve standards, accountability and transparency amid the challenges of disaster, conflict and poverty.

Implementing the Code

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Download the Code

You can download the entire Code as a PDF file in various formats.

Full Code:
English, German, Spanish, French

Principles and Indicators:
English, Bengali, Italian

A5 Principles and Indicators:
EnglishFrench, Spanish, Arabic

Principles only:
English, French, German, Spanish

Printed copies

Printed copies of the Code can be purchased at a cost of GB£1 per copy + postage from UK. Please note, members can request up to 15 copies free of charge (covering postage costs). Please email us for more information.