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Best Practice Manual  

As recommended by the Lump Sum Grant Independent Review Committee, the welfare sector should develop a Best Practice Manual (BPM) for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on human resource management, financial management, as well as corporate governance and accountability.  To this end, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) commissioned a consultancy study (which included a research report and a proposed BPM framework) and has been working with the sector to develop the BPM since 2010 through a number of visits, meetings and consultation sessions.  The BPM was finally endorsed by the Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee in April 2014.



The BPM came into effect on 1 July 2014.  For this purpose, SWD organised the first briefing for the sector in June 2014.  For the implementation progress of BPM and 3 new items, the second briefing for the sector was held in September 2018. Both presentations (Chinese version only) can be downloaded here - 




The Presentation Slide (Chinese Version Only)
Implementation Progress on BPM (26 September 2018)  PDF Document
The Questions and Answers for briefing (26 September 2018)  PDF Document
Brief of Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired  Link
Brief of Haven of Hope Christian Service  PDF Document
BPM (17 June 2014) PDF Document 



The Best Practice Manual
The Best Practice Manual  (translated version)  PDF Document 


The BPM Self-assessment Checklists (Existing 14 items)
(Level One) (2018 Revised Version) - 1A  Word Document 
(Level Two) - 2A  Word Document


The BPM Self-assessment Checklists (3 new items (w.e.f 1 October 2018))
(Level One) 1B  Word Document
(Level Two) 2B  Word Document


Summary of Returns of the Self-assessment Checklists of the Best Practice Manual 
(Position as at 31 March 2017) PDF Document 
(Position as at 31 March 2016) PDF Document