In Society, our vision is to contribute to a world that is more secure, inclusive and prosperous where people have opportunities to broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures.  Our work aims to allow people to thrive, pursue their ambitions and participate in their communities as well as institutions both locally and internationally.

We do this in three ways:

  • Developing a deep understanding of the societies where we work

We develop a deep understanding as an external actor which is aiming to assist and facilitate the strengthening of societies where we work. We support others to have a deep understanding of their own community  – in particular the attitudes, motivations and perspectives of other groups.

  • Building trusted relationships

We build trust between stakeholders in the societies where we work. Our teams maintain the trusted position that we have through our values, by delivering high-quality work and acting with consistency and transparency at all times.

  • Support effective collaboration and partnership working

Our teams support effective collaboration for change through networks and coalitions within and across societies. We work in collaboration with the UK and local partners to share information and learning, to support best practice and to deliver sustainable change. We share new ideas and practice as well as promote our distinctive strengths that interests governments, institutions and people throughout the world.

Our fundamental belief is that we achieve more together than on our own and that our mission is best pursued by working in global partnership based on mutual respect and understanding.

Our work in society