About Global Development Solutions
   
Global Development Solutions (GDS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, 501(C)3 charitable organization whose mission is to connect and support those who are working at the grass roots level to solve quality of life issues in ways consistent with the principles and goals of GDS.

PRINCIPLES OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
The quality of one’s life at the most basic level is dependent on the fulfillment of essential biological needs, such as clean water, clean air, nourishing food, and adequate shelter.
Personal safety within one’s community is essential to quality of life.
Preservation of ecosystems and understanding benefits of biodiversity are necessary components of informed decision making.
Personal responsibility is a necessary component of problem solving.

GOALS OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
To recognize and support the invaluable work of small local groups striving to solve quality of life issues in relevant and practical ways.
To increase organizational capacity and facilitate interactions between stakeholders in various like-minded organizations.
To harness the philanthropic intent of those wishing to contribute to problem solving within their communities.
To provide opportunities for educational information exchange among members.