Our values

Country Director Virginia Saiz
Plan International is responding to the COVID-19 crisis in the Dominican Republic by ensuring that children and their families have the correct information and materials needed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us to achieve our ambitious goals for children: a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

WE ARE OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

WE STRIVE FOR LASTING IMPACT

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERING

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

WE WORK WELL TOGETHER

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

Values-based leadership, people and culture

Our shared values and behaviours are our guiding principles for how we work and interact with others. They help to foster a culture of openness, accountability and transparency which allows innovation, experimentation and continuous learning.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Only by defining a common set of values that are important to us – and that we also want to see in our partners – can we deliver on our shared aspirations. If we are to work towards fulfilling our new purpose, it is critical that we understand the behaviours we have to demonstrate to get us there.

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