How We Work

The issues the Foundation deals with – the conflict in Syria, unemployment rates among young people, strengthening a beleaguered civil society – are complicated and change quickly. To tackle them effectively we have to understand the root causes and exact nature of these problems and look at best practices in addressing them. When we have done this we need to find the best partners who use innovative, effective approaches so that, together, we can deliver lasting change.

We therefore work closely with partners and advisors, particularly from our target countries, to help us gain a deeper understanding of the key problems in our countries and fields of work. We aim to learn from our experiences, good or bad, to improve our work constantly. We know this will help us leverage our funds and our networks to achieve real and lasting change.

How we develop our strategy, make grants and provide scholarships and fellowships is set out in the pages on the right.