The Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) …
- provides official development aid on behalf of Liechtenstein's
- works especially in rural regions in the fields of education, health and
- gives priority to gender issues, social justice and the environment in all
- is a private-law foundation of the people and government of
- was founded in 1965.
The LED is committed to a world where …
- women and men are able to take their fate into their own hands and
where human rights apply to everybody.
- all people are able to satisfy their basic needs: food, safety, education
- paying fair wages and prices is the rule.
- the natural resources are shared with future generations.
- conflicts are solved by peaceful means.
- cultural diversity is seen as an asset and cultivated accordingly.
The LED wants to …
- give assistance and hope to disadvantaged people in countries with
weak economies by financing specific projects.
- cooperate with project partners from Europe and the target countries
on a long-term basis and with a sense of commitment.
- provide much needed know-how through experts.
- foster the exchange between rich and poor countries and among poor
- stand for the interests and points of view of the people from the target
countries in Liechtenstein.
- increase the solidarity of Liechtenstein's population and make it visible
at home and abroad.
LED attaches great importance to …
- partners with a clear-cut profile that meets the needs of the target
groups and corresponds to one's own competencies.
- long-term relations based on trust, responsibility and reliability.
- honest communication unafraid of addressing strengths and
- a small administration working in an efficient and predictable way.
- economical and correct handling of funds. The LED lets itself be
reviewed voluntarily and regularly by the National Audit Office of