IFPD implements an innovative and sustainable economic model to promote social entrepreneurship and support development projects. To this effect, the Foundation works as a facilitator for the creation of local income generation sources with a view to guiding its beneficiaries towards financial autonomy and ownership of poverty reduction programs in the long term.

Beyond the promotion of income generation, IFPD puts a strong emphasis on the development of health and education programmes, which usually depend on external funds. Thanks to its model, IFPD aims at financing these programmes through the profits generated by local social enterprises, and thus at ensuring their sustainability.
IFPD sets up multi-actor alliances to carry out its strategy, facilitating synergies between the academic sector for professional training and competence transmission, local community-based organizations with access to the most vulnerable population, and private sector companies for the required social investment.