BWF Highly Rated in Governance Review

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has released its third review of International Federation (IF) governance.

BWF has again showed it leads the way in governance practice, ranking in the first bracket of IFs alongside FEI, FIFA, ITF, UCI and World Rugby.

BWF is third overall and first for IFs with between 20-49 staff and second for IFs with annual revenue between 20-50 million Swiss Francs.

To meet the criteria for the top bracket, BWF had to sit within a certain threshold of total ranking points (170 – 187) calculated across five key sections.

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Democracy
  • Development
  • Control Mechanism


The report indicates that BWF is at the upper limit of scores for transparency and development, showing particular progress in integrity with our revised whistle-blower procedure and evolution of the BWF Integrity Unity since the last report in 2017-2018.

We continue to be one of the strongest IFs for financial transparency, and have demonstrated high competence on new indicators relating to safeguarding and data protection.

There are still areas we can improve on and some of these are included in our constitutional proposals for the BWF Virtual AGM to take place on 18 July 2020.

Click here for more information regarding the IF governance review [link].

Governance innovation is an important focus in BWF’s Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 with a key goal to “provide leadership in good governance practices”.