Marcelina in Guatemala is participating in a project for equality and women's rights. Photo: Markus Marcetic
How Diakonia works
Diakonia does not implement or carry out projects on its own. Instead, we support and cooperate with local partner organizations. We often give institutional support, based on our strategy for change and a rights-based approach.
Results & Stories of changeThe results of Diakonia's and our partners long-term development work are reported on a yearly basis. We also collect stories of change - there you meet the people who are changing the world.
Long-term development workThe expression "long-term commitment" may be the most important when describing how Diakonia works. We and the change makers in our global network know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and demands stubbornness and persistence. Read more about the long-term development work
PolicyDiakonia's policy stems from people’s conviction, faith and commitment, and their vision of being able to transform these into actions. The document is based on the firm belief in people’s equal value and the right of all people to a dignified life. Read more about Diakonia's policy
Humanitarian assistanceWhen a disaster takes place, the characteristics of Diakonia's work change. In a primary phase, the goal is to save lives. Then comes the reconstruction phase, which is gradually integrated into Diakonia's long-term development work. Read more about Diakonia's humanitarian assistance
Quality assuranceQuality assurance permeates the work of Diakonia. It includes, for example, handbooks on planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) as well as handbooks on human resources and administrative routines. Evaluations are also crucial. Read more about how Diakonia works with quality assurance
Advocacy and policyDiakonia is an awareness raiser and advocacy organization. We strive to present concrete proposals on how politics and policies in Sweden and the EU can be improved, not only criticising what we think is wrong. Read more about Diakonia's work with advocacy and policy