Four Principles Underpin the BCS Approach and Methodology

  1. Respecting stakeholders’ knowledge, logics and languages.
  2. Mapping power relations to understand the interactions of the local power structure with actors such as donors, corporate and civil society organizations.
  3. Understanding contextual characteristics shaped by history, current problems, diversities and resistances in order to appreciate their relative influence.
  4. Assessing community and company capacities for change to create shared understanding.