Research and publications: CeRID ensures that its work is founded on strong evidence and knowledge base.

Integrated approaches: CeRID seeks to ensure that a more integrated approach is taken in its service delivery so that beneficiaries are completely provided with more resilience building options.

Cooperative model: The organization will promote federating methods that will ensure that beneficiaries develop mechanisms and structures to increase sustainability of interventions beyond the live of the project.

Capacity building: Capacity building of communities, community structures, leaders and staff of CeRID is an important foundation component of its work.

Community-led approach: CERID seeks to engage and involve communities throughout the entire project cycle and in sense ensure a smooth exit strategy and project sustainability when donor funding lapses.