Our values embody our deepest beliefs and our highest aspirations. They drive and inform our culture. They answer the questions: What does Counterpart International believe? What matters most to us? What will we stay true to? They reflect what the organization strives for – they are rock-solid, enduring, and non-negotiable.

Counterpart International’s values are a reflection of how we work as individuals, as an organization, and as partners with external stakeholders. We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable to practicing our core values on each of these levels and we seek partners that share similar values.

Integrity Beyond Reproach

Integrity is the foundation of our core values. It encompasses honesty, trust, transparency, and accountability in every aspect of our work. We are forthright and open, and we humbly accept our responsibility to work conscientiously every day, with all of our partners around the world.

Respect for People, Their Communities, and the World We Share

We believe mutual respect is essential to every relationship. We recognize that every person and community has individual worth and infinite potential. We empower one another to take responsibility for our work, lives, and future and we support our partners across the world to do the same.

Commitment to Our Mission

We are committed to professionalism and excellence in achieving tangible and lasting results. We work above and beyond our defined responsibilities to implement quality and high impact programs.

Teamwork Transcending All Boundaries

We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Leading by example, our teamwork within lays the groundwork for successful collaboration with our partners around the world.

Adaptability to Challenges and Change

We believe to succeed in an ever-changing world, we must innovate - anticipating, recognizing and adapting to new environments - while building on our experience.

Accountability to Our Donors, Partners, the Communities We Serve, and Each Other

We commit to delivering what we have promised: on time, with quality, ensuring that our efforts meet what is required for success.


Helping people build better lives and more durable futures is a challenge we undertake each day with the support of our partners and donors. Join us in creating stronger, healthier, and more inclusive communities around the world.