The support from UNIDO is

  1. Directed to vulnerable communities or other democratic organisations,
  2. Formulated in partnership with the organisations.

Working in partnership with local member-based organisations is a fundamental aspect of the way we work. Supporting local member-based organisations instead of individuals makes it possible to work for a sustainable development with long-term results.

Our role is to support the partner organisation as advisers; in the formulation of the project and through the processes of planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation.

UNIDO is the organiser, but the partner organisation is the owner of the project, and the project is always based on the interests and priorities of the members of the partner organisation.

Working with local organisations also involves the possibility to work for changes on two levels:

  1. At a micro-level by practical projects with the goal to achieve concrete welfare goals for individuals.
  2. At a macro-level by strengthening people´s own organisations so that they can give better service to their members and increase the organisation´s ability to exert influence and defend the members´ rights in society.



UNIDO is grounded in Christian faith. We believe that our mission on earth is to assist the needy and less fortunate in the society as is outlined in Matthew 25:40-45. We believe that deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability limit people’s capacity and ability to bring lasting and positive change in their own lives and that of the communities

Transparency and Accountability

We will ensure that we uphold our responsibilities amongst ourselves, with communities, our partners and our supporters. We will model transparent, accountable and decisive leadership at all levels. Our decision-making processes will be participative and consultative; our actions reflect meritocracy and are open and transparent


Implies a basic change of character and little or no resemblance with the past configuration or structure. UNIDO will seek to install process in our daily practices and culture so as to improve our reputation remains relevant among communities that we work with.


In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, UNIDO will not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.


UNIDO will best achieve its desired impact of empowering communities by acting in partnership with other key actors who work in support of its humanitarian action. No single organization acting alone creates change at scale, so we galvanize partnerships and networks.