Since 1976, GRET and its teams implement solutions and partnerships that are best suited to local contexts to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations while preserving our planet.


GRET is working for the most vulnerable populations in 28 countries. Its actions take place locally, in territories and listening to communities, as well as internationally, through advocacy and knowledge sharing. GRET innovates by capitalising on its experiences, through a constant process of action-research, valorising local approaches and creating a link between various stakeholders, over sufficiently long periods to generate significant impact.






million people supported


countries of operation

Make societies and ecosystems more resilient to cope with climate, environmental, social and economic shocks.

Strive for dignity for all, through greater social justice.

Encourage everyone to take action, think, invent and rethink themselves, to organise collectively in order to craft a fairer world.

Our convictions

GRET is an apolitical, non-confessional, non-discriminatory structure. In its interventions and its internal functioning, GRET advocates democratic participation and co-construction. It draws on a vast network of partners from a broad cross-section of backgrounds. This means that every project it conducts is a clear demonstration of the joint commitment of all those who support it.

47 years of united development

GRET was founded in 1976 by two French agronomists who wanted to contribute to fairer international cooperation. Over time, it developed new skills, professions and expertise, constantly focusing on working as closely as possible with populations.

Our team

GRET’s actions are conducted by committed international teams made up of multi-disciplinary professionals of various nationalities.


national staff


expatriate staff


employees at headquarters


international solidarity volunteers

GRET’s governance

As a stakeholder in the social and solidarity economy, GRET sets itself stringent internal transparency and democracy standards. Its orientations are defined by the General Assembly, which meets twice a year.

The management board, whose chairperson is elected for a four-year renewable mandate, is made up of staff representatives and development specialists.

GRET is under the operational responsibility of a director, elected for a four-year mandate that can be renewed once.

Currently, the chairperson is Henry de Cazotte and the director is Luc Arnaud.

Financial transparency

GRET’s accounts are audited and certified every year by chartered accounting firm Doucet, Beth & Associés.



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of public funding in 2022


of field projects in our activities

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Sources of funding

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Labels and certifications

GRET has had French public interest association status since 2010.

Since 2017, GRET is officially recognised as a public charity by the American government, which awarded it a Foreign public charity equivalency determination (ED).

Since 2021, it holds an ECHO certificate, awarded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.