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Vision and Mission


The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance works toward a world where a well-planned, well-trained and well-supported social service workforce effectively delivers promising practices that improve the lives of vulnerable populations.


The mission of the Alliance is to promote the knowledge and evidence, resources and tools and political will and action needed to address key social service workforce challenges, especially within low- to middle-income countries.


The Alliance is currently supported by UNICEF, UNICEF Regional Offices, USAID. Many other donor groups have previously provided funding support. The Tides Center acts as fiscal host and sponsor.


The Alliance pursues our mission by:

  • Serving as a convener for an inclusive, representative network of stakeholders including government organizations, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, donor groups, professional associations and community practitioners to create a forum for discourse and collective learning
  • Advancing knowledge by deriving, organizing and disseminating critical evidence-based research, resources, tools, models and best practices
  • Advocating for workforce-supportive policy reforms at the global and national levels