Praxis selects projects as part of its internal initiatives as well as development support services on the basis of the twin guiding principles of equity and governance. The aim of Praxis is achieving an equitable world without poverty through participation.
The pursuit of social equity recognises the absence of a level playing field and the need for affirmative action. Praxis believes that equality, of opportunities and of the right to participation, and social justice are essential to establish an inclusive society.
For development processes and institutions to be inclusive, governance needs to be pro-poor, democratic, accountable and transparent. Praxis believes that the State bears a critical responsibility to facilitate access to development opportunities and social justice to marginalized communities. Good governance implies that the government’s arms/institutions are accountable and transparent and succeed in achieving an equitable society.