It is the objective of DMCDD to support the member organisations and their partners in their social and humanitarian development work in the South, and DMCDD wishes to contribute to:
- The development of the capacity of local communities and groups so they can acquire knowledge and recognize and change their living conditions without losing their integrity and independence.
- The development of just and democratic structures of society locally, nationally and globally.
- The development of responsible ways of managing the natural resources and protecting the environment.
- The development of channels for an increased mutual exchange of knowledge, experience and inspiration between the South and the North and for responsible mutual action.