Ethically Delivered, Expert Services
We deliver our services across a range of thematics key to transforming complex, fragile and conflict-affected contexts through the generation of stability, accountability and prosperity.
The challenges of working in fragile and conflict-affected environments and preventing further conflict are of growing importance. A quarter of the world’s population lives in places affected by conflict and the number is growing year on year. Through our core services we support people and communities to foster the stability, prosperity and accountability needed to mitigate violence and transform conflict.
Understanding the links between gender and social inclusion and peace, stability, accountability and prosperity is fundamental to Integrity’s work. We integrate a strong gender and social inclusion perspective into all our research and programming, making it our business to include hard to reach populations.
When governance is absent natural resources are often extracted at the expense of local communities and the natural environment. We research, develop and monitor equitable, community-focused solutions to sustainable natural resource management.
Reform of security and justice provision is about three priorities: strengthening institutional accountability, improving service delivery efficiency, and building demand-side capacity to articulate local safety and security needs. We work to design and deliver security and justice programming that engenders a culture of service and strengthens accountability to citizens.
Effective aid programmes require careful forethought and coherence of approach. They must be accountable to the publics who fund them and to those communities whose lives they aim to affect. It is in the interest of policy makers, funders, recipients and taxpayers that when aid is spent it realises the maximum value and impact in delivery, while also mitigating against harm.
The quality of evidence generated in humanitarian situations often falls short of what is required to deliver effective and accountable emergency assistance. This reduces the benefit to affected communities and may even do harm. Integrity supports better decision making through research, insights and supporting evidence-based decision-making.
Governments and donors increasingly rely on civil society groups to provide services, and support social cohesion. In spite of this civil society is under pressure in an increasing number of contexts globally. We support organisations and networks to develop the necessary skills to work with communities, government partners and international donors to strengthen civic life.
People leave fragile environments for diverse reasons including insecurity and fear caused by conflict, environmental changes, poverty, and the search for better opportunities. Our work on migration helps elucidate the phenomenon, promote safe routes, build better linkages between migrant and host communities and create alternative livelihoods.
Social media and digital and mobile communications have transformed public discourse. For all the social and economic benefit this can bring, the new channels have disoriented audiences, who have to develop new strategies for distinguishing fact from fiction. In fragile contexts ‘fake news’ can often mean the difference between peace and violence.
Governance matters, especially in fragile contexts. Formal and informal institutions – rules, norms, behaviours and practices – define how, and for whose benefit, decisions are made. We utilise our extensive expertise in governance and politics, engage with national stakeholders, and assist them in building effective, accountable governance systems.
Promoting healthy lives and well-being for all is essential to sustainable development, as enshrined in Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Integrity offers specialised expertise in Health for fragile contexts and our work cuts across the humanitarian and development spectrum.
Education is key for ameliorating conflict, promoting peace, stability and civil engagement, and rebuilding lives in fragile states. Schooling provides routine and security, whilst catalysing stabilisation and building critical life skills that increase employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
Sustainable and inclusive economic growth empowers communities, generates livelihoods, reduces poverty, and increases stability and social investment. It creates opportunities for productive employment, reaching the most vulnerable and insecure people in society. Our research, dialogue and engagement helps design and facilitate economic development.