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
Engagement Government - Case Studies Series
Experiences and lessons from recent casesThese case studies share learning from the strategies and approaches that CRS uses to engage governments.More
A CRS guide for working for social changeCheck out our new guide designed for program staff who recognize the need or opportunity to engage with government partners to achieve program success. More
Research & Publications
Preparing Farmer Groups to Engage Successfully with MarketsHow can we strengthen groups of farmers who are at a very early stage of engaging with markets and who aspire to successful agro-enterprise development? This manual provides advice for program managers and field staff on how to foster several crucial skill sets.More
Participatory Market Chain Analysis for Smallholder ProducersThis manual aims to enable service providers to work with a range of actors in selected market chains and design interventions that initiate systemic changes in the marketplace.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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