Skat provides technical, managerial and administrative support to community groups, non-governmental organisations, resource centres and local government institutions. Skat facilitates advocacy and policy dialogue between partners.
Skat has contributed to institutional development projects in numerous countries, and in sectors that include water and environmental sanitation, rural transport, environmentally sustainable building materials production, and urban health.
Skat advocates for the involvement of communities in planning and decision making. At the project level Skat promotes the combination of sound technical know-how with social competence. At the institutional level Skat facilitates dialogue at all levels of government and civil society.