Development Principles (DP) is a non-profit non-governmental organization aimed to invest in people and empower them to create positive change in their own lives. The organization was founded in 2003 by a group of leaders, educators and professionals who saw the need for an independent organization founded on a set of sound working principals critical for realizing this mission. These principles are Competence; Accountability, Relevance and Equity and form the cornerstones of all DPs activities.
DP envisages a world where people live a dignified life in peace and harmony with society and the environment and therefore provides quality services that respond to the needs of disadvantaged people. DP has built a strong track record of successfully completed development projects.The main programmatic focus areas of DP are:
- Community Development
- Advocacy on Sustainable Human Development
- Ecological Education
- Community and Individual Health Promotion
- Youth Leadership Development
- Civic Education and Human Rights
Recognizing the crucial role of Youth for the future of communities and eventually the country, DP (with the support of its partners including EED, Bothar and Heifer International) created 29 YES youth clubs throughout Armenia. These YES clubs provide rural youngsters extracurricular trainings in such disciplines as agriculture, ecology, civic education, journalism, healthy lifestyles, and business. DP has created an extensive network of volunteers which currently includes more than 90 adult volunteers and 2300 youth (active member of the YES clubs) throughout Armenia.
DP's partners are national and international NGOs, among them: in Armenia - PHL, Hope&Work, SFFA, Verelk, Erking, Gorovank, Meghvik, ArmECLOF, et al.; in Georgia - NFM Association, Consent IPD, ELKANA; in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic - Revived Motherland NGO (Veratsnvats Haireniq); United Kingdom - TAMTF, SAC; Germany - EED, FAKT; France - ESF; USA- Heifer International, Armenia Fund USA, 4H International; Poland- Heifer Poland.
Development Principles NGO was officially registered on the 4th of February, 2004 at the RA Ministry of Justice (Registration Number 211.171.02406; Certificate 03 ².063474, tax code 01548794).
EuropeAid ID: AM-2010-FKL-1301696027