There is a consensus among all development workers that development is integrated. However, many implementing agencies still offer vertical expertise to either implement programs/projects OR play a role in studying development OR capacity building. While it can be justified by a stronger focus on quality, it is also allowing a gap between action and learning. Accord Worldwide Approach is to focus on specific areas of its expertise but offer an inclusive solutions set that includes strategy execution (i.e. project/program design and implementation), technical assistance and capacity building. This inclusive approach allows the firm to implement projects and study various approaches and strategies at meantime in the implementation area and then utilize the findings as supplementary training material in training programs of the firm. We document the lessons learned and best practices from ground realities and include them in the learning material that is offered to learners of our training services. This is how we fill the gap between learning and action.
Accord Worldwide believe development, on the contrary to emergency and relief support, is more of a solid results production and must be adding on accumulated achievements. We are promoters of self-sustainable inclusive approaches that encompasses public-private partnerships and interests. The active role of private sector in development not only brings more accountability and responsibility, but it also contributes to the culture of sound business and long-term economic prosperity.