Our work is based on five bedrock principles:

  • We learn by going where we have to go;
  • We work with local people to understand their area-specific cultural and development context;
  • Working alongside local communities, we investigate the current stumbling blocks to local development and together assess potentially viable and context-based options for local wealth creation;
  • We build consensus among all the stakeholders for choosing and implementing viable options;
  • We gather the necessary resources to make programme and mission related investments to implement viable options;
  • With the support of local people, we implement viable options, monitor progress, measure the results and make adjustments, where necessary.