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Celebrating Communities: World Humanitarian Heroes

World Humanitarian Day celebrates the spirit that infuses humanitarian work around the globe. This year the United Nations and its partners are profiling ”humanitarian heroes,” individuals committed to making a difference, sometimes at great personal sacrifice and risk. more

Intern Stories: Brauck Cullen, Infrastructure

Interning in IRD’s Infrastructure department has been an eye-opening experience. When I first started, I was not sure exactly what kind of work I would be doing but was excited for the opportunity to learn more about the international development field. In the first few weeks I have a... more

Cultivating Inclusive & Supportive Learning Environments in Jordan’s Schools

The Cultivating Inclusive & Supportive Learning Environments (CISLE) project aimed to insure that local Jordanians and Syrian refugees were afforded equal opportunities to acquire a purposeful and meaningful education in a safe and supportive learning environment. more

A Global Solution for Business Intelligence and Control

Disciplined project management is critical to the success of today’s NGOs, which require modern project reporting systems for donors, management, and boards of directors. IRD has implemented a solution that mitigates project risks like budget overruns, eliminates spreadsheet incompatibility, analyzes gains and losses at any level of a project, and produces both comprehensive and project-level financial statements.  more

Aid Was Effective for Afghanistan Health System Says IRD Director of Health

IRD Director of Health James Griffin and coauthors assess whether Afghanistan’s healthcare system has met the Paris Declaration components of aid effectiveness: ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability. Noting significant improvements in health indicators, expanded access to health services, and an increased range of services, the authors list some of the factors that contributed to these successes. more

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Whistleblower Protection

Posted on 7/9/2014 by John Engels

What is whistleblower protection? IRD complies with 41 USC §4712, which provides whis... more

The Amani Campaign: Staying Safe in Za’atari

Posted on 8/21/2014 by Natasa Ruka

“She was crying and there was blood coming out of her ear,” says Fardous as she describ... more

IRD Iftar Fosters Community in Za’atari Camp

Posted on 8/21/2014 by Natasa Ruka

The soothing melody of traditional Arab ode music echoes from the IRD community center... more

Lighting Up the Night at Iftar

Posted on 8/21/2014 by Natasa Ruka

As sun sets in Za’atari camp, IRD staff and 120 Syrian volunteers gather to celebrate t... more

A Visit to the Club Écoute Pays Bas

Posted on 8/21/2014 by Musu Hope-Clemens

We are more than an hour late. The Congressional staffers had a leisurely lunch, so, wi... more

Tony Haslam: #TheWorldNeedsMore

Posted on 8/19/2014 by Noelle Wright

The world needs more effective and accountable governing bodies that foster community s... more

Jo Anne Yeager Sallah: #TheWorldNeedsMore

Posted on 8/19/2014 by Noelle Wright

The world needs more fully inclusive communities. Working with cashew producers in Sene... more

Themos Ntasis: #TheWorldNeedsMore…

Posted on 8/19/2014 by Noelle Wright

The world needs more commitment to protect the environment, the ultimate source of a co... more

Celebrating Communities: World Humanitarian Heroes

Posted on 8/18/2014 by Kris Manos

World Humanitarian Day celebrates the spirit that infuses humanitarian work around the... more

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