Development Expertise Center (DEC)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Development Expertise Center (DEC) is a National Civil Society Organization (CSO) aspires to see all marginalized children properly fostered. The organization has Four major program areas; Child Development, Gender and Life Skill Development; Skills and Entrepreneurship Development and Lobby & Advocacy. DEC works in three National Regional States of Amhara, Afar and Oromia and Addis Ababa City Administration.

Together with the strategic partner’s DEC has built excellence in the provision of quality services for disadvantaged community members in the country. It has developed and makes use of appropriate & relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines to guide its management and operations. Realizing the global challenges of continued access to funding opportunities and towards ensuring institutional sustainability DEC has embarked on considering alternative local fundraising mechanisms with the establishment of an income-generating office.

Our Vision

DEC aspires to see all underprivileged children properly fostered.

Our Mission

DEC facilitates child-centered comprehensive development interventions to create a safe and conducive environment to fulfill the best interest of underprivileged children.

Our Core Values

The core values that inspire DEC and guide its operations are:

Excellence & Innovation

DEC constantly challenges itself to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact. It aspires to be the best in quality and in everything it does. Innovation: DEC attach-es great importance to innovative ideas and practices. It pursues continuous improvements, listening to and understanding the needs of its target groups, being informed and seeking out new ideas, and looking for ways to improve operational performance.

Accountability & Transparency

DEC acknowledges and assumes responsibility for all its actions, services, decisions and policies. It believes that it is account-able to target beneficiaries, partner CSOs, government, donor organizations, and all stakeholders. To realize this it consults its stakeholders and receives feedback consistently from all.


DEC has a strong faith in maintaining transparency in its operation and utilization of resources. It will continue to be open in its relationship with all its stakeholders.


DEC acts with a sense of urgency and makes qualified decisions in time. It pays timely and appropriate attention to details with an understanding and respect for others.


DEC encourages and demands high degree of expertise and knowledge in all its engagements. It also promotes performance of acceptable quality of work/services. Learning from what is working well and not working, build upon strengths and challenges for high performance are valued.

Ease of Communication/Collaboration

DEC attaches high value to open communication through encouraging the free exchange of opinions and views. It acknowledges change happens through the connections, creativity, contributions, and collaboration of internal & external stakeholders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]