The COMPAS network is supporting field programmes of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to develop, test and improve the endogenous development approach in dialogue with modern western based science. COMPAS systematises the experiences in such a way that other NGOs and government agencies can make use of the endogenous development approach. Intercultural dialogues amongst CBOs, NGOs, universities and research centres across countries and continents are facilitated to enable systematisation beyond the national level.