What we do
ICCO envisages a world without poverty and injustice. Based on this vision, ICCO supports projects that contribute to one of our three main programmes. Policy emphasis may differ from country to country, depending on local political and economic conditions.
Basic social services
ICCO wants access to decent education, health care, water and food for all.
Read more about our Access to basic social services programme.
ICCO works at improving the income of small-scale entrepreneurs and their families in developing countries. Read more about our Sustainable and fair economic development programme.
Working on democracy and peace
ICCO supports initiatives that further a stable political situation and the emancipation of underprivileged groups.
Read more about our Democratisation and Peace-building programme.
In support of these programmes, ICCO provides aid on several levels:
ICCO finances organisations in developing countries. Both businesses and enterprising individuals can turn to Impulsis for financial support. The Impulsis desk is jointly operated by ICCO, Edukans and Kerk in Actie.
- Emergency Aid
When disaster strikes, ICCO and Kerk in Actie jointly provide assistance to the affected areas. We are members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together).
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ICCO raises awareness among politicians and other policymakers for the problems in developing countries. ICCO also seeks to enhance people's opportunities for economic advancement.