the NR group development professionals     

Vision and Values for theNRGroup

Our vision is to contribute to the development and adoption of policy and practices which lead to the reduction of poverty and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods, increase in food security and resilience of communities in developing countries.

We do this by assuring rigour and relevance in research, practical and realizable policy guidelines, smart organizational management practices and by back-stopping technical innovation. Inspired and positive change is supported through effective monitoring and evaluation, within and cross-institutional communication and information dissemination.

We work with donors and implementing partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.

Value Expression of this value:
INDEPENDENCE Members are independent consultants, with no single organizational affiliation.
HIGH QUALITY Best practice, innovative approaches and extensive previous experience are used to add value and identify practices and advice suited to specific situations.

Members work in support of the millennium development goals;

  • To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • To ensure environmental sustainability
  • To promote gender equity and empowerment of women
  • To combat HIV / AIDS / Malaria and other diseases
  • To achieve universal primary education

PARTNERSHIP AND COORDINATION We recognize that strong partnership and effective coordination among diverse actors, including government, non-government organizations and the private sector are crucial to efficiency and innovation.
NATIONAL OWNERSHIP AND CAPACITY We respect and support national ownership and help develop national capacity, within government, civil society and at community level.

Resources are used in a sustainable way that is consistent with Rio+20 outcomes, considering the three key areas of economic, social and environmental sustainability and their inter-linkages. Long-term sustainability issues are addressed in relation to climate change and resilience in the face of change and cumulative impacts.

Values–driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet (Barrett, 2010)

When the values of an organization are in alignment with the aspirational values of members,
the result is high performance

Barrett, R. (2010) The importance of values in building a High Performance Culture. (accessed 3/4/2014)



Page last updated April 26, 2014