Strategy of Fair Economic Development


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  • Strategy of Fair Economic Development

    1. 1. Utrecht, 4 th of Dec. ‘07 Strategy of Fair Economic Development ICCO-alliance
    2. 2. Ecumenical premises: ICCO-alliance Integrity, presence and hope.  ‘ to heal’ (restore relations in a rich world and creation)  ‘ to be’ (participate, be subject)  ‘ to believe’ (build constructively, think positive, trust) The gospel chooses radically the side of the marginalized – not as victims, but as responsible ones.  everyone has the right to be  everyone has rights ánd duties  everyone can undertake in her/his own context.
    3. 3. Vision of ICCO: <ul><li>‘ Societies’ : </li></ul><ul><li>proportionate the right to wealth/well-being, justice and participation – but a lot of poverty, injustice and exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>the State, the Civil Society and the Market </li></ul><ul><li>the Social, the Political and the Economic </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li> eradicate poverty, injustice and exclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in a entrepreneurial, constructive, collaborative, </li></ul></ul><ul><li> practical ánd strategic and sustainable way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in a reliable, respectful and transparent way </li></ul></ul>Mission of ICCO/Kerk in Actie
    5. 5. ICCO ’s approach of the problem of poverty, exclusion and injustice
    6. 6. Fair Economic Development: <ul><li>Fair = for everyone who has needs and capacities and wants to be a responsible entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable = in social, ecological and economic sense, </li></ul><ul><li>Economic = when scarce goods and services will be demanded and supplied </li></ul><ul><li>Development = in favor of (groups of) people or societies in order to have more wellbeing, justice and participation </li></ul>
    7. 7. ICCO-alliance <ul><ul><li>General objective: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> To strengthen in a sustainable way the socio-economic position of marginalized (groups of) people through a market mechanism which is just and fair, socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target group: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Small producers, workers and entrepreneurs and their households in the rural areas. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Income & work Security Participation in market Added Value Institutional Strenghtening Organizational Development Influence in branch/CSR Trade terms Fair and Sustainable Influence Economic Exclusion Participation in market Direct Poverty Alleviation Lobby and advocacy Capacity building Society Building Intervention Strategies within Fair Economic Development
    9. 9. Scope of FED ICCO-alliance <ul><ul><li>Market development (fair trade, partially </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>certified, main stream) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value Chain development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling environment </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. FED divided ICCO-alliance <ul><ul><li>Local Market Development (LMO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Markets (IM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Services (FD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with enterprises (SB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Climate (FC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the services: - lobby and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>certification services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>financial instruments </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>capacity building </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>institutional donoring </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Instruments of FED: ICCO-alliance <ul><ul><li>Strategic financing (fund engineering and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different financial modalities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity Buidling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brokering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobbying </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Icco alliance <ul><ul><li>Depends on time, phase, position, actors…… but mainly: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRANGO STRANGO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHANGO PONGO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes WONGO ….. </li></ul></ul>Roles of FED
    13. 13. Organisation of FED ICCO-alliance
    14. 14. Parners in FED ICCO-alliance <ul><ul><li>Oikocredit, Share People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cbo;s, ngo’s, SME’s, networks in the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FMS, Max Havelaar, Solidaridad, Oikos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MBN, Aprodev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Support, Fair Food, FTO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Exchange, Helvetas, WNF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>partners in the South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>companies in the North and South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge institutions/universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc…………… </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Lessons of FED: <ul><li>apply market rules, conformity with market rules. No grants when other financial modalities are possible </li></ul><ul><li>local actors above international or foreign partners/actors </li></ul><ul><li>degree of specialization of the institution/department: professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>corporate social responsibility is related to the core business </li></ul><ul><li>our strength lies in a constructive, practical, development wise approach </li></ul><ul><li>analyze and measure broadly, act locally and specific </li></ul><ul><li>our value in our catalyst and leverage function (risks and experiments) </li></ul><ul><li>potential and the chances are more interesting than the state of art/track </li></ul><ul><li>record – focus on processes and different roles on different moments </li></ul><ul><li>…………… </li></ul><ul><li>………… . </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Conclusion ……………….. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the most wonderful department of Kerkinactie/ICCO </li></ul></ul>ICCO-alliance