The SSD Foundation is dedicated to finding and developing, then installing and promoting, innovations that achieve objective, inclusive and sustained development.
We facilitate regional and local leaders, practitioners and communities to coherently take charge of their own development ...
- develop an evidence-based, household-focused strategy and prioritise initiatives
- locally establish collective capabilities needed to implement initiatives effectively
- spread and manage this new inclusive community-based approach
.. so all involved develop and learn ways to act together to make ongoing development successful and sustainable within their own culture and for their own communities.
We also defend this by helping those coming from outside the region to realign their engagement and inputs to best support local needs and emerging best practices ...
- national governments
- the gathered multitude of international NGOs
- foreign government donors
In the spirit of transparency and accountability, we also aim to build capacity to educate their donors – the taxpayers and citizens of developed countries. They have funded relief and
development aid for years and wonder why the "development" part rarely works!
All can share in the huge effectiveness and efficiency benefits that come by supporting this breakthrough locally-based mechanism. Development objectives are estimated to be at least 10x more likely to be achieved and at 1-10% of the current cost using this approach!
Building Local Ownership to Sustain Development
Africa & USA