Approach and Methodology

Diamond Development Initiatives is committed to every facet of the ideals of participatory development. DDI believes that development projects are mostly likely to succeed  when there is active involvement and commitment of those people who will be benefited and therefore have a vested interest in the activity to be pursued. We are therefore interested in projects that are initiated by, reflect the priorities of, and present the ideas put forward by members of an implementing group.

DDI acknowledges the right of groups and communities to control their lives including the decision over what and how development activities should be pursued. We strive to ensure that development projects have a clear eveidence that they have been initiated by an organization or group that has broad based participation of its members in the decision making process. All members of the group will then see themselves as the owners of the project, with vested interest in, and commitment to undertake the tasks required for the project to be successful.