IRD Voices Blog

IRD Board Retains Search Firm to Recruit New CEO

May 30 Posted by IRD HQ

IRD Board Chairman Roland Johnson announced February 20 that IRD President and CEO Dr. Arthur B. Keys would retire August 31, 2014, from the organization he co-founded 16 years ago with his wife, Jasna Basaric-Keys. Under their leadership, IRD has grown from a few staff working in two countries to over 2,000 staff working in more than 40 countries. From its ea... more

A Global Solution for Business Intelligence and Control

Jun 24

Posted by Mladen Basaric, Director of Global Information and Technology

With programs in more than 30 countries, IRD works in challenging environments: conflict areas, natural and man-made disasters, and evolving policy environments. The long-term success of IRD’s mission rests on financial accountability to its donors and to the communities it serves. This means implementing projects well, putting in place effective internal cont... more

Filed Under: Compliance, Capacity Building

IRD Participates in Transportation Seminar

Jun 24 Posted by IRD HQ

IRD participated in a transportation and wellness panel seminar sponsored by goDCgo, an initiative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Thursday, June 19, at the Kaiser-Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. The discussion focused on sharing best practices and insights on “active transportation” initiatives covering bike commuting, pre-tax... more

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

Jun 20

Posted by Jim Griffin, Director of Health

IRD Director of Health James Griffin and several coauthors recently published an article in Global Public Health about aid effectiveness in Afghanistan. The article assesses whether Afghanistan’s healthcare system has met the Paris Declaration components of aid effectiveness: ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability.... more

Filed Under: Health & Hygiene, Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation, Partnerships, Asia & Pacific, Afghanistan

IRD Provides Emergency Aid in Northern Iraq

Jun 16 Posted by IRD HQ

Insurgents representing the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) have taken control of several cities and towns in Iraq’s northern regions and present the greatest threat to the country’s security and stability since the departure of US troops in 2011. Nearly 500,000 people have fled ISIS-controlled areas and entered Erbil and Duhok cities and into several... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Iraq