Social justice: Meet the needs of all regardless of race, creed, nationality or gender Sustainability: Support sustainable livelihoods without disadvantage to future generations or unacceptable degradation of a community's supporting environment.
Appropriate standards: Employing where possible local resources, materials and methods.
Capacity building in society: Support development of local capacity in governance and skills and in local businesses.
People: develop the talents and knowledge of young people, end users and providers.
Delivery and procurement: Use appropriate partnerships.
Outcomes: Development engineering will focus on outcomes not artefacts.
Context: Development engineering will be most effective where the local and international context is supportive of sustainable, equitable human development.