Tools &



Roots of Development has been a member of MCLD since 2016.

The Movement for Community-Led Development (MCLD) is a network of organizations committed to community-led development. MCLD collects and disseminates methodologies and best practices utilized by its members to mobilize and empower communities to take charge of their own development and end hunger and extreme poverty. 

Video 1 – Development Without Dependency

Segment 1 – Charity vs. Development
Segment 2 – Community-Led Development

Emanate International

Advancing approaches that propel human flourishing.

Emanate International is a resource for nonprofits, NGOs, and social enterprise leaders to think critically about their work and the execution of it. The organization offers a series of videos in which current leaders in their field share experiences and best practices. To learn more, visit

Best Practices After a Natural Disaster

A video explaining the approach Roots of Development took to support its local partners after Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Relief and recovery efforts are often complex and demand resources from numerous and diverse sources. However, they too must be led by local leaders and local solutions.
After the most recent earthquake in Haiti, a collection of organizations led by the Haiti Response Coalition drafted a pledge for new minimum standards that outlined a series of principles and standards for operating and helping during a natural disaster.

Articles and Essays

Help us fight for a development that is more

sustainable and respectful.

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