Financial management: a key contributor to project success

Our Financial  Management for Humanitarian and Development Professionals Guide (FMD Pro Guide) provides NGO and social sector professionals the opportunity to improve their financial management knowledge and skills.

The Guide is a resource that is intended to enhance the professionalism and standards of anyone working at a project level. It focuses on the fundamentals of financial management in the context of projects in development, humanitarian, and conservation sectors. It will give you, the project team member, a firm foundation for managing the finances of your projects. It provides a contextualized, comprehensive, and adaptable resource for anyone managing project finances in these sectors.

Establishing high standards in financial management benefits organizations and projects on many levels. Here are some of the most persuasive reasons for getting it right:

  • Enables effective and efficient use of resources to achieve goals and fulfill obligations to all stakeholders
  • Promotes accountability to funders and other stakeholders
  • Encourages the respect and confidence of funding agencies, partners, and beneficiaries
  • Provides an advantage in the competition for increasingly scarce resources
  • Prepares the ground for longer-term financial sustainability.

The FMD Pro Guide and certification have been launched on May 2017. On April 2020 the guide and certification have been handed over PM4NGOs by Humentum and the supporting organizations to promote and share them through the development and humanitarian sectors.

Download the FMD Pro Guide at no cost at the links below. Please observe the Creative Commons indicated in the guide and read the Terms, Conditions, and Reference for using our methodologies and content.



PM4NGOs is working with its partners to translate the FMD Pro guide and certification. Send us a message if you would like to be informed when new languages are available and/or suggest a which language we should prioritize.

This quick guide is a brief introduction to the PM4NGOs’ Financial Management for Humanitarian and Development Professionals Guide (FMD Pro Guide) to help you decide if this approach is suitable for you, your team and your organization.

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