Vision, mission and values

What's important to us in our work

Our Vision

Our vision is to have a positive impact on people’s lives through the provision of innovative, world class data collection and research services and tools.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our partners with the accurate, informed, and timely evidence they need to address critical international development issues through the provision of high-quality research and data collection offerings that combine out strengths in academic rigor, innovative design, commercial acumen, and cutting-edge technology.

Our Culture and Values

EDI Global prides itself on its culture of inclusivity creating a caring, committed and empowered culture for our team to thrive in and we extend this culture to include our clients, partners and other stakeholders. Our approach to our work is built on our core values:

Quality in all we do:

The impact of our work, directly or indirectly, is felt by people and communities for some time to come and so we ensure that rigorous quality assurance is embedded in everything we do and we expect likewise from our partners.

Partnership and collaboration:

We apply a collaborative approach to all our work and seek to share the benefits of our whole teams experience on all of our projects. We encourage knowledge sharing amongst our teams across the world to strengthen every aspect of our work. We seek to build long term partnerships with leaders in the research, data collection and international development fields in an open, accountable and honest collaborative environment that benefits all.

Operating honourably:

We act with integrity, fairness and transparency in everything we do. We believe that our business should operate in a manner that is beyond reproach. We commit to operating appropriately and adhere to the local laws and customs of the countries in which we do business.

Placing the highest value on our team:

We are a great place to work. We attract and retain talented staff who are passionate about international development data collection and research. We ensure a positive and professional work environment and expect the highest levels of integrity and commitment from our staff whilst not losing the element of fun that we encourage throughout EDI Global. We support and prioritise their growth and career progression. We are honest, fair and show respect in all that we do and we care for our staff, their families and the wider community in which they live.

Continually innovating:

With the world constantly changing, we continually innovate and adapt to ensure that we maintain our place on the frontline of the international development research market. We recruit the highest calibre personnel and actively encourage new ideas that harness cutting-edge design, new technologies and innovative approaches to ensure we are able provide relevant, timely and value for money services that meet the needs of all our clients.

Sustainable growth:

We continue to grow through the expansion of our current operations, entry into new geographic markets and the provision of a broader range of services in order to meet the ever changing needs of the international development research market. We seek steady, sustainable growth from our strong foundation to ensure the stability of our business and provide clear benefits to our stakeholders, including long-term secure employment opportunities for our dedicated staff and a return on investment for our shareholders.

Ensuring local expertise:

We are special because of our local knowledge provided by dedicated in-country teams. The cornerstone of our work has always been ensuring that we bring to every project strong local knowledge and expertise in combination with internationally recognised best practice. We apply this to all projects either through our own in-country presence or through carefully selected long-term local partners.

Celebrating diversity:

We strongly believe that no one should be discriminated against based upon their age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion, belief or sexual orientation. We celebrate diversity within our team and strive to ensure that we are an organisation where all team members feel their values, beliefs and experiences are fully recognised.