IET uses an Integrated Development approach in its interventions to address the various issues of poverty. Our aim is to ensure that communities become productive members of society by resolving various development issues. IET’s work shows how formerly dispirited communities become inspired with an orientation towards achieving targets due to Social Mobilization. To maintain sustainability on a long-term basis, each community contributes a minimum of 20% either in labor or in cash. This gives them a sense of ownership, which is extremely important in enabling communities to look after assets provided by donors.
We empower small settlement-based communities to form Community Organisations (CO), following which 3 to 4 COs form Village Organisations (VO), following which representatives from VOs form Local Support Organisations (LSO). These LSOs are formed at the Union Council level and are formally registered under the Social Welfare Act.
IET’s organizational structure divides its projects into different programmatic areas which identify focal areas for project planning and implementation. These issues and subsequent interventions are identified by a combination of community level surveys and latest development indicators as prescribed by national and international bodies.
Our overall approach is based on the following aims: