About Us

GRET is a French development NGO that has been actively fighting poverty and inequalities for 38 years on all levels and in a broad range of subjects. Its professionals provide lasting, innovative solutions for fair development in the field and work to positively influence policy. GRET’s 700 professionals work on 150 projects per year in 30 countries.

About GRET

A Professional NGO

  • In its vision of development: Because the struggle against poverty and inequalities requires the best skills, GRET defends a professional approach to development and enriches the sector with knowledge and innovative solutions.
  • In the involvement of developing country populations: GRET does not do charity; it believes that developing country people are citizen actors in their development. It therefore acts with them, favoring the dignity of citizenship over hand outs, capacity building over substitution, contribution to public policy over recycled unsuitable models, and working with the economic sector over sterile opposition.
  • In its practices: GRET has the experience and references necessary to conduct its development actions properly. It places particular importance on transparency and seriousness in management, a mark of confidence for its partners around the world and its public (European Union, AFD, government authorities and international organizations), associative and company donors.

 A Development NGO

Acting for development requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. For this reason, GRET acts:

  • on a range of 7 complementary themes that, together, contribute to the development of developing countries:
    • Agriculture: Value Chains and Agricultural Policies;
    • Citizenship: Media and Democracy;
    • Drinking Water and Sanitation;
    • Natural Resource Management and Energy;
    • Microfinance and Professional Insertion;
    • Health: Nutrition and Social Protection;
    • Cities for All and Decentralisation;
  • with a wide range of different professions, from the field to research to policy; and
  • from the local to the global level, in villages and in international bodies.

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