Developmental – holistic long-term investment in projects instead of philanthropic donations and brand promotion
Alignment with country and corporation’s developmental priorities – job creation, education and skills development
Proactive identification of projects – discourages unsolicited requests from the public
Pro-poor – benefit the most marginalised members of society – strive to improve basic conditions of the poor
Collaboration – partner with like-minded organisations to maximise impact and leverage resources
Socio-economic transformation – BBBEE (Socio-economic development) Focus on impact
Focus on impact
Improving education and skills development is a key strategy in reducing high levels of youth unemployment and providing people with wider opportunities to escape poverty.
In support of the IDC mandate of job creation, IDC CSI supports community entrepreneurial projects aimed at job creation.
Consideration is also given to initiatives outside the two focus areas that are deemed strategic to support.