Our Approaches

Managing for Development Results (MfDR):

Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA):

It promotes the articulation of planning and evaluation processes towards the generation of sustainable solutions to the social problems experienced by people in vulnerability conditions, as well as continuous learning and improvement.

It places people at the heart of the development process, acknowledging them as agents that participate in the transformation of their own environment.

Articulating these approaches is transcendental, since they favour the integration of good practices in relation to planning, performance management, participation, learning, and improvement.

These principles promote the evolution of interventions and the effectiveness of aid for Sustainable Development.

We translated this in the classification of the Seven Levels of Intervention for development:

1. Charity

Isolated, temporary aid whose intention is to serve as a palliative in the face of a social problem, conceives people as beneficiaries who must receive assistance to survive, reproducing practices of dependence on charity.

2. Access to services to cover Basic Needs

Actions that seek to satisfy, momentarily, basic or emerging needs of people, they justify the relevance of their services in the face of the urgent need to address the problem, but maintain the conception of need and dependency.

3. Attention with Quality Services

Programs with targeted actions that seek to guarantee access to basic rights of the population in situations of vulnerability or exclusion, through the provision of quality goods and / or services in an efficient manner.

4. Development-Oriented Services

Initiatives in the process of transition towards the development approach, they promote that the people they serve acquire the knowledge and skills that allow them overcoming their conditions of vulnerability, allowing them to have the capacity of agency and participation in the solution of the problems that they face.

5. Livelihood Alternatives at the individual and interpersonal level

Interventions that focus their work on the development of skills, abilities and behaviors of the person and the family environment in the situation of vulnerability, in order to build life alternatives that allow them the full exercise of their rights and responding to their development needs in a broad and sustainable manner.

6. Interventions with an Environment Transformation approach

Interventions whose objective is to accompany processes of sustainable development of the communities through the strengthening of their collective capacities to participate actively in the initiatives and decision making process that guide the destinies of their locality or scope of development. Environments are generated where organizations are strengthened; it generates co-responsibility and robust evidence is obtained on the results and impacts achieved.

7. Systemic changes

Interventions that seek, intentionally and methodically, to influence the decision-making of public and economic policies, in order to achieve large-scale changes that lead to all people exercising their rights, accessing and participating actively in the solution mechanisms in face of the problems that affect them.