We value practicing responsible governance by following accountable, transparent, and stable democratic processes within a collaborative culture of honesty and integrity.


We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, our beneficiaries.

Community involvement and ownership:

IDO believes in community involvement to enhance saliency of behavioral change as a way of creating a supportive environment for their participation. IDO empowers individuals, families and communities to develop skills and knowledge that will enable them to take decisions and act on them.


We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interest of our beneficiaries.

Innovativeness and creativity:

We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with our beneficiaries.


We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals, and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for our beneficiaries.

Success in diversity:

IDO believes that meaningful human development must take into accounts the diversity of our society in which the human family is an all-inclusive entity where each individual, tribe and other social group has a role to play for the achievement of the common good.