Our theory of change

KCDF’s theory of change is anchored on the premise that rapid and enduring change is possible when communities are able to initiate their own solutions to development challenges affecting them and harness and grow resources.

KCDF encourages local ownership and leadership of development initiatives while partnering with organized community groups to strengthen their capacity and ensure they have appropriate governance structures that are accountable to beneficiaries and its stakeholders.

All KCDF initiatives are developed and implemented based on KCDF’s theory of change.

KCDF invests in enhancing organized community-led initiatives to create a firm basis for the develop­ment of each community’s priority needs, and in enhanc­ing the capacity of organizations and associations as a firm unit of promoting a variety of community-driven development efforts.

The Foundation believes that strong leadership at grassroots level provides a firm basis for initiating developmental processes of all types and at all levels and provides the mechanism for scaling up good practice and accelerating development.

KCDF also encourages local ownership and leadership of development initiatives and partners with organized community groups to strengthen their capacity and ensure they have appropriate gover­nance structures that are accountable to beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Our theory of change is informed by six core values:

Respect for the rights and dignity of every human being: We attach great value to the dignity and rights of every human being regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, age, physical or mental ability.

Integrity: We value and pro­mote transparency, accountabili­ty and efficiency internally and in our dealings with others irrespec­tive of their social standing.

Social justice: We commit our­selves to the principles of social justice, integrity and respect for others in order to uphold the public trust and secure the rights of the poor and other vulnerable people.

Equity: We strive to uphold and promote fairness and to secure the rights of the poor and other under-served groups in all our endeavors as we pursue the goals and objectives of the Foundation.

Working with others: We value and are committed to quality and broad participation and collaboration with other like-minded individuals and organizations.

Learning and innovation: We value reflection, learning and innovation and strive to evolve, promote and share best practices with others.

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