IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) believes that the best way to approach community development is to partner with local experts, international NGOs and grassroots organizations. Most of our projects are initiated by our local partners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the particular context they are living and working in.
Each partner is carefully researched by our team, and partnership decisions are made by committee consensus following strict guidelines. Once partnerships are formalized, regular contact and reporting is maintained throughout the project cycle. For larger endeavours, IDRF Board and/or staff directly monitor the project on-site, ensuring funds are used efficiently and effectively.
To date, IDRF has implemented development and relief projects in 35 countries as well as at home in Canada. Our work spreads across territories in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Americas, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.