Principles

Mila Barreto leads her town's organization of people with disabilities. Photo: Daryl Zamora / Handicap International

Mila Barreto leads her town’s organization of people with disabilities. Photo: Daryl Zamora / Handicap International

Handicap International exercises its professional responsibilities in accordance with the following principles:

  • Do no harm by measuring the consequences of our actions and causing no injury
  • Overlook nothing by seeking to mobilize all suitable and available means
  • Achievement of the greatest possible positive and measurable impact on the lives of our final beneficiaries
  • Consideration for the Relief-Rehabilitation-Development contiguum
  • Approaches, activities and their duration adapted to each situation
  • Coordination and partnership with stakeholders at the local, national and international levels
  • Particular attention to contributions by local actors
  • Consideration for sustainability issues
  • Exit strategy planning at the program or project design stage, and appropriate support during the transition period