Research & development with the utmost respect for local communities.
Perspectives of Freedom Foundation (POF) is a research and development organization that works side by side with grassroots organizations and local communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, developing new strategies to facilitate the processes for communities to attain their individual and collective freedoms to choose their own sustainable development.
Our research and development programs are organized under different perspectives. These perspectives help us understand the issues being addressed through alternative views. In this way, one single project can be understood through different lenses, promoting more holistic solutions.
Freedoms are the rights and opportunities of a person or a community; consequently, development can only happen when these are present and respected. Development consists of the removal of various types of severe constraints that oppress people living under them resulting in almost no choice of exercising their ability to pursue their own future. -- Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom.