Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development is built on six core principles that comprise the sustainable, collaborative model of community development.
Increase community strengths, enhance community resiliency, and promote community empowerment while maintaining economic well-being, environmental health, and social equity.
Remove the barriers that separate research, education and development to create a dynamic and synergistic relationship.
Draw on a range of disciplines and perspectives to address the interrelated and complex nature of challenges faced by communities in the developing world.
Unite the knowledge, skills and experiences of villagers, local government officials, researchers, and development professionals to expand understanding, enhance responsiveness and improve practice.
Focus on a process that continually improves the research, education and development activities and involves villagers, scholars, development professionals, and local government.
Create relationships based on mutual trust that welcome research and innovation while at the same time are responsive to new challenges.