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How do you create Trust in Global Development?

You create trust in Global Development by spending time with the people who you would like to support.                                                                               

meeting a farmer in Malawi


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

  • Be humble

  • 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?

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