Ethics and Professional Standards

One of Apra's primary organizational initiatives is to define and advocate the highest standards of performance and ethical behavior by those engaged in the profession. This section provides official Apra-approved statements and guidelines for meeting these standards. 

These guidelines are designed to help each organization develop a tailored system to ensure the confidentiality and security of information and materials involved in the work of development professionals and the organization(s) we work for. 

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If you want to ask the Ethics and Compliance Committee (ECC) a question regarding ethics anonymously, please send them to