Our vision is for a peaceful, just and sustainable world for everyone

For this kind of world to become a reality, we believe we need to focus on three main goals. They are:

  • Improving basic health and wellbeing.
  • Building community resilience.
  • Encouraging peaceful societies.

To achieve these goals, we work with Anglican and like-minded partners across four geographic regions of the world (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific) to help communities take control of their futures and overcome poverty and injustice.

In this work, we use a strength-based approach. We believe that change happens sustainably when communities are helped to recognise the skills, strengths and assets that they already have that enable them to overcome their challenges. This way of working means that the communities themselves take responsibility for change.

This work with communities is focused on six key areas or sectors that will help to put in place the necessary building blocks to achieving our vision of a peaceful, just, and sustainable world for everyone.

Find out more about these areas of work by clicking on a title below.

Civil society, gender and empowerment

Women and girls face many barriers to reaching their full potential simply because they are female.

Environment and sustainability

The world’s changing climate is having hugely destructive impacts on people’s lives, and communities in the developing world are much more vulnerable.


Too many children and young people are missing out on an education. And for many children who get to go to school, the education they receive is not adequate.


Addressing the health of communities is an essential aspect of fighting poverty. But poverty is also a contributor to health problems.

Sustainable livelihoods

Our planet is home to 7 billion people, and although there is enough food for everyone, every night one out of every eight people goes to bed hungry, and one child in three is underweight.

Water and sanitation

The unrealised right to safe water and adequate sanitation, such as toilets and latrines, affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly women and children.