RULIV has partnered and worked with two teams of IBM’s International Corporate Service Corps, a company social responsibility programme in which staffers perform community-driven economic development projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The main thrust of the work is the intersection of business, technology and society and the programme focuses on skills and technology development offered by highly skilled IBM staff. The co-operation model ensures active engagement and exposure of beneficiary communities to competitive practices currently in use in developed countries.