How We Work
We use a holistic approach called integral human development to help people reach their full potential in an atmosphere of peace, social justice and human dignity.
This long-term, dynamic process facilitates collaboration across civil society and the public and private sectors. We engage people at every level—individual, family, community, regional, national and international—to promote transformative and sustainable change.Learn more about how we work ›
Our Work Overseas
Our Public Policy Work
In the U.S. and overseas, we advocate policies and practices that protect the dignity of poor and vulnerable people. We work at all levels toward true justice and lasting peace. More ›
Featured Research & Publications
Strengthening Trade, Building Peace
Testimonies from COSOPAX/RGL ParticipantsThis overview of the Commerçantes Solidaires pour la Paix/Région des Grands Lacs (COSOPAX/RGL) project shares testimonies from women working together to promote conflict transformation and economic strengthening in the Great Lakes Region. ...More
Building more resilient pathways to prosperity
Community perspectives from Burkina Faso and EthiopiaThis collection of eight learning briefs allows CRS and partner staff to learn from select examples of absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities in agricultural livelihoods from the ongoing Families Achieving Sustainable Outcomes (FASO) program in Burkina Faso and the Resilience through Enhanced Adaptation, Action-learning, and Partnership (REAAP) program in Ethiopia.More
Research & Publications
Seed Aid for Seed SecuritySeed-based agricultural recovery is more complex than commonly assumed. These 12 practice briefs offer advice on how to sustain and strengthen seed systems during disaster response and recovery periods.More
Literature Review of Land Tenure in Niger, Burkina Faso, and MaliThis paper describes options for engaging with the complex issue of land tenure as it relates to broader social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Sahel regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. The paper gives special attention to vulnerable groups such as women and pastoralists.More
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Partner with us
We work closely with governments, civil-society organizations, the private sector and research organizations to create lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We bring to our partnerships our global scale, our decades of experience and our vast network of partners.
Together, we can achieve results that no single organization could achieve on its own.Looking to partner with crs? ›
Bees Sweeten Village Relationships
Hundreds of angry bees swarm over the veiled face of Jean-Louis Mendy as he inspects several beehives in Niaguis village, in the Casamance region of Senegal. Not long ago, it might have been members of neighboring...More
For Displaced Iraqi Children, A Place to Heal
Children's laughter spills out of two large tents, a surprising sound in this dusty, harsh landscape of Iraqi Kurdistan. Inside the tents—each about the size of a classroom—dozens of kids are at play, their raucous...More
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