Partnership for Change was established in order to be a driving force for greater cooperation and new methods in aid and development work. We have developed our own way of working. Since starting up in 2012 we have learnt that our method leads to sustainable solutions for individuals and local communities. We currently have projects in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Norway.
We have based our activities on our own model for sustainable development. Since beginning our work in 2012 we have learnt that our method is capable of achieving sustainable solutions for individuals and local communities.
Read more about our results in our annual report for 2015 (link).
We are currently experiencing an increased interest in and understanding for our way of thinking, not least after the Norwegian Parliament adopted the White Paper Working together – private sector development in Norwegian development cooperation in the spring session of 2016.
Our method is based on cross-sectoral cooperation and social innovation. We do not engage in aid and charity work in the traditional sense, but carry out targeted measures and investments based on clearly defined sustainability requirements – not only financially, but also socially and environmentally.
Our activities are funded by the private sector. Our partners play a decisive role in our work – not only financially but also by sharing their expertise and their networks with us. In Norway, this is unique, as not-for-profit organisations largely rely on other sources of finance, primarily membership dues, public fundraising and/or governmental support.
PfC’s head office is in Norway and the foundation has projects in Myanmar, Ethiopia and Norway. The organisation is registered in the Foundation Registry and is a member of Frivillighet Norge, the Association of NGOs in Norway, and international organisations such as the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). A separate organisation, Partnership for Change US, has also been established in the United States. Partnership for Change US is an independent organisation that engages in related activities.