Guiding Principles

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability has developed following principles that guide its ideology, work, interaction, internal procedures, and progress towards its objectives.

Inclusion: TDEA believes in inclusion as the basis for strengthening democratization, and therefore, encourages greater participation of all stakeholders particularly the marginalized in its work.

Integration: TDEA believes in partnerships and networks as critical in integrating and strengthening voices of citizens and their associations for civil liberties, improved governance, democracy and peace in Pakistan.

Neutrality: TDEA does not support any political party.

Transparency: TDEA procedures and processes maximize organizational transparency.

Accountability: TDEA is open to public accountability of its governance, work, performance and conduct.

Objectivity: TDEA gives primacy to robust methodologies and information based on facts and/or credible research and evidence as a cornerstone to its processes, programming, public positions and advocacy.

Rule of Law: TDEA adheres to all provisions in the constitution, law, rules and regulations in vogue in the country that are not in violation of civil and political liberties.

Non-Discrimination: TDEA does not discriminate and condone discrimination on the basis of caste, color, ethnicity, creed, gender, religion, political, geographical or linguistic background, marital status, sexual orientation, age or physical disability, etc.

Best Practices: TDEA enhances its organizational competence by incorporating best program and management practices and standards.

Commitment to Democracy: TDEA practices democratic decision-making processes in its management and programs.