ANSAB acts according to the following guiding principles in all its projects:
- Measurable Impact: ANSAB interventions have been widely tested and applied on the ground. Outcomes are meticulously quantified and compiled through a thorough Impact Tracking System (ITS).
- Millennium Development Goals (MDG): ANSAB programs contribute to the United Nations key objectives for development, more specifically to “Eradicate Poverty and Hunger”, to “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women” and to “Ensure Environmental Sustainability”.
- Innovation: ANSAB believes in continuous learning and is constantly testing new ideas, approaches and methodologies to better achieve its mission.
- Sustainable Implementation: ANSAB builds partnership with local NGOs/CBOs that will be able to pursue the work once national and international funding comes to term. It also mobilizes Local Resource Persons (LRPs) and establishes Community Resource Center (CRC) to build the capacity of local communities.
- Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge: ANSAB values indigenous knowledge and combines both traditional and modern scientific methods when implementing projects on the ground.
- Private-Public Collaboration: ANSAB works through a multi-stakeholders approach involving all relevant actors (local producers, harvesters, entrepreneurs, traders, companies, service providers, government line agencies, donors, etc.) in program planning and implementation. It believes in creating hybrid private-public ownership structures and achieving objectives through joint partnerships and collaborations.