Thematic areas - focus on core development topics
Our vision of development is based on Amartya Sen’s concept of “development as freedom”, which posits that development occurs when people have the freedom to be, or do, something they value. These freedoms encompass all dimensions of human life and include economic opportunities, social protection, security, access to information, and political participation. In this framework, development requires expanding the freedoms of the vulnerable and poor across a wide range of domains which mutually reinforce each other.
We are working towards enhancing these freedoms in six interrelated thematic areas:
- Conflict, Fragility & Migration
- Finance, Employment & Skills Development
- Basic Social Services
- Eco-friendly Livelihoods & Rural Economy
- Financing Instruments & Development Partnerships
- Monitoring Systems
In these domains, we strive to contribute to a more peaceful world characterized by inclusive economic development, as well as social and political opportunities. In pursuing this endeavor, we aim for a sustainable balance between economic, social and ecological impact. This is reflected in the design of our projects and ensured by intelligent monitoring solutions. Participatory approaches and open dialogue with local stakeholders and our clients are essential tools for identifying suitable and viable pathways towards change.