Our values and approach Our Values Assisi Aid Projects is a signatory to the Australia Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct. Our values are aligned and we are committed to: Partnership: We support localisation, building strong, collaborative, trustful partnerships Accountability: We are responsible for our actions and performance Honesty: We demonstrate truthfulness, authenticity, and integrity in everything we do Responsiveness: We move quickly to adapt our work to changing circumstances, and aim to deliver great impact in a sustainable manner Enhancement: We continuously learn and innovate our work. Our Approach Assisi Aid Projects' approach to community development has evolved over years of working with disadvantaged communities, and focuses on targeting the root causes of gender inequality. Our success is due to our commitment to supporting tangible, practical and self-sustaining initiatives in disadvantaged communities. Our Partnerships Working in partnership with and through local civil society organisations is fundamental to Assisi Aid Projects' development approach. Assisi Aid Projects seeks to partner with local organisations that share our commitment to women’s empowerment and gender equality. We seek to partner with local organisations that bring significant local contextual knowledge and capabilities to the partnership and, in turn, we provide technical support and access to financial resources. Through mutually beneficial partnerships, we aim to improve the effectiveness and impact of our programs. We strongly believe that learning within a partnership goes both ways and that both parties should be enriched by the cooperation. Hence, in our partnerships, we place emphasis on joint decision-making, knowledge sharing and we engage in needs based capacity development. We are very proud of our current partnerships with Integrated Development Trust in Tamil Nadu, India, and with the Federation of Business and Professional Women Nepal (BPW Nepal) in Jumla, Nepal.