From Relief to Development
Since 1986, PfD has worked with communities around the world to improve the lives of the vulnerable and underserved. We began as an emergency response organization that provided grant management services in Sudan, Liberia, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. In 1996, Partners for Development officially became an independent US-registered organization that continued to successfully support the transition many of the active projects from relief to development.
Since 1996, the independent PfD focuses on sustainable, community-driven, and integrated programs that result in:
The common thred that ties all of PfD’s work together is capacity strengthening and community empowerment. PfD programs center on building the capacity of local partners–via training programs, technical assistance and capability enhancement–to deliver quality programming to communities. Our range of experience in community-based partnership activities allows PfD to build on our successes and achieve sustainable outcomes. PfD presents balanced, well-tested competencies in our core program areas to supportive donors.