Guidelines for development

An appeal to accept guidelines for civil-society and political initiatives when working for human development towards a peaceful world in balance - conscious that

ALL is interconnected through a divine SPIRIT.

Guiding principles – based on compassion + rationality:

  • Accepting intuitive spiritual guidance – realized through a rational management process with caring leadership in the spirit of partnership.
  • Subsidiarity (priority for the smallest unit) – making use of bottom-up creativity.
  • Encouraging self-help initiatives in individual ownership – but equally supporting self-help community structures.
  • Transparency of all financial goals, objectives, plans and realizations.
  • True marketing in serving real existing – not created – needs.
  • Micro financing through a combination of micro-credits and micro-grants.
  • Furthering early value- and capacity-development through child-centered didactical methodology – resulting in motivation for life-long learning. (my key-purpose in the framework of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation –
  • Promoting individual and collective solidarity in and for ONE world in diversity.

States (and any future world government, like a "United States of Mankind"*) are responsible to protect and help those, who cannot help themselves, to promote people's respect of the "golden rule", to preserve nature and other common goods – and mainly to provide a fair, legally binding and enforced order for development.

*still only a long-term perspective – Peter Hesse – June 2012

One page from the book "VISION WORKS" by Peter Hesse,
25. anniversary of the Peter-Hesse-Foundation on 7 December 2008.