The purpose of this policy is to outline how National Societies and the Federation secretariat work with each other to strengthen the programmes and the overall capacity of National Societies. It builds on the experience gained since 1990 in working with the Principles and Rules for Development Cooperation and is guided by the overall objective of working effectively as a Federation, one of the key underlying concepts of the International Federation’s strategic planning.

This policy, together with the Development Policy adopted in 1995, replaces the Principles and Rules for Development Cooperation. The development policy indicates what is to be done and why it is to be done. This present development cooperation policy states how it is to be done, and by whom.

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