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Our guiding structure: The Latimer House Principles

The Latimer House Principles provide a guiding structure for activities of the LEDS Global Partnership and its Regional Platforms. All members are requested to agree to the following principles for the partnership:

Principles Relating to LEDS Content and Approaches

  • Place development priorities first and design LEDS activities to advance climate-compatible development, including enhanced climate resilience
  • Ensure that LEDS support is country-led and builds lasting capacity in partner institutions
  • Integrate LEDS with current sectoral development programs
  • Encourage broad stakeholder engagement in LEDS processes, including a range of government departments, the private sector, and NGOs
  • Design LEDS to accelerate and scale up flows of private and public investment in development priorities

Principles Relating to How the Partnership Functions

  • Enable the exchange of and engagement with diverse perspectives
  • Tap the power of collaboration as a force multiplier in achieving common goals
  • Recognize and support developing country leadership
  • Foster open peer to peer learning and exchange, including sharing and collaborating on development of methods and tools, and delivery of training, and technical assistance
  • Encourage and support innovative approaches to climate compatible development, including consideration of new methods, broader dialogue with new players, experimentation, and incorporation of lessons learned
  • Build complementary linkages with current related activities and programs
  • Promote cooperation and learning at regional and sectoral levels in addition to a global forum
  • Establish relationships with international business and investment groups, donor programs, and NGO networks that can be sources of support for implementation of LEDS