Recognizing that we are more effective when we work with others, World Service operates through strategic partnerships and networks. Managing these relationships in a spirit of cooperation and mutual accountability is key to the future viability and effectiveness of our programs. These partnerships range from local communities to global networks.

Local Communities

Collaboration with local communities and populations is critical to ensure that programs involve the most appropriate people in the most suitable way. The nature and extent of these relationships varies depending on the context. Communities can range from grassroots or village community-based organizations to local churches or other faith-based groups. The voice of local communities is included in all aspects of the project cycle, and it is to them that we are ultimately accountable.

Civil Society

We connect community members and communitybased initiatives and organizations with other civil society actors in order to amplify their voices, effect positive policy change and ensure that implementation at the local level is extended to all rather than to a few. Civil society actors include local, national and international NGOs and faith-based actors such as our own member churches.