Our Approach

Our Approach

DPI delivers development reforms that improve lives by understanding development challenges in their unique context, designing innovative solutions to meet them, and creating strong local partnerships that maximize impact and sustainability. Our approach is characterized by the following qualities:

Understanding: Our development professionals evaluate and respond to each challenge in its unique context as localization is crucial for identifying issues and creating integrated solutions. This evidence-based analysis, coupled with a focus on results, allows us to break through seemingly intractable deadlocks, and accomplish the policy, institutional, and practice changes necessary for transparent, fair, accountable, and effective governance, ensuring that individual rights are recognized and achieved.

Innovating: We continually seek and apply innovative and creative approaches that forge joint solutions from disparate interests. Recognizing even the smallest windows of opportunity, we set flexible yet comprehensive mechanisms in motion that include targeted, context-based actions for sustainable results.

Partnering: Positive, sustainable change must be driven by local actors. Our local partners are front and center in our reforms. Through knowledge sharing, mentoring, and collective problem-solving, we shape the path to self-reliance and sustainable reforms, increase involvement and ownership, and yield results with lasting impact.

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