NEF is committed to responsible development. Responding to people in need and striving always to act responsibly,
- We create partnerships with local people that are marked by open and sincere dialogue among all partners involved;
- We design goals and strategies at the local level appropriate to circumstances;
- We seek to equalize the distribution of power;
- We build institutions and community assets to support and sustain change;
- We employ appropriate and effective interventions;
- We seek to match resources with a community’s capacity to use them; and
- We see our projects through to completion.