Four Key Principles guide our work:
- Inclusivity: The JPF aims to support an inclusive peace process and in doing so serve as a resource for the Government, Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs), Myanmar organizations and other peace stakeholders over the coming years, as the peace process rolls out. In addition, it seeks to support a wide range of activities that strengthen the peace process through enabling the participation of a broad range of Myanmar's peace stakeholders - particularly women - in the process.
- National Ownership: The JPF recognises the critical importance of the national ownership of the peace process. In this, the leadership of the Government and EAOs, as parties to the process, is key. As the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) also recognises, there are many other actors who are stakeholders in the peace process. This broad view of national ownership and participation underpins the principle of inclusiveness, which experience elsewhere shows, is key to achieving a sustainable peace.
- Coordination: The JPF seeks to coordinate and collaborate with all donors and organisations working in similar areas to avoid duplication and maximise efficiency. By offering a pooled channel of funding, the JPF seeks to improve consistency and coordination, and by doing so increase the effectiveness of international donor support to the peace process.
- Innovation: The JPF seeks, through research and innovation, to be an innovative fund. Staffed by specialists, it seeks to support programmes that draw on both global best practice and in-country research, to maximise the effectiveness of its support to Myanmar's peace process.