You create trust in Global Development by spending time with the people who you would like to support.
It makes a significant impact on the outcome of a project depending on how well you do the following:
Show up often at the sites where you are working and support local staff
Provide clear expectations and follow-through
Do not promise anything you cannot deliver
Ask questions and listen carefully
Give positive feedback
In my experience, trust makes the difference in whether a community agrees to partner with a project or not. If trust is not sufficiently reached, then the community will not trust to try new and innovative approaches.
How do you create trust in your work?