Operational principles

An important goal of the EEP/shiree programme was to deliver the Challenge Fund as a consistent and fully integrated response to eradicating extreme poverty in Bangladesh, rather than a series of single or unrelated interventions. The team’s approach to realising this end was based on the following guiding principles:

  1. Excellence in programme planning and operational management
  2. A partnership relationship with implementing NGOs
  3. A demand driven approach – implying continuous engagement with beneficiary households
  4. Sustaining the focus on extreme poverty – not allowing programme drift
  5. Delivery of programme benefits to the poorest and most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh
  6. Continued focus on “Value for Money and Impact for Money”
  7. Integration of research and advocacy activities within the broad programme framework – drawing on implementation experience to ensure relevant research and advocacy outputs
  8. Fostering learning, creativity and innovation
  9. Zero-tolerance towards corruption based on principles of transparency, equity, competition and accountability
  10. Teamwork and a commitment to personal development