Building Infrastructure

IRD has worked with thousands of communities to complete construction and infrastructure development projects – roads, health clinics,schools, and water and sanitation systems – in developing, high-risk, and conflict-affected areas. To successfully deliver infrastructure programs in such areas, IRD provides construction management and project support services using a community-based approach that mitigates risk and promotes sustainable development. Since 2001, we have managed over $1 billion in infrastructure projects in the West Bank, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Mozambique, and Afghanistan. We specialize in construction in insecure, low-capacity environments, and have successfully implemented design and construction that meet international standards in developing markets. IRD infrastructure services include

  • Project and construction management
  • Quality assurance and verification
  • Project controls, monitoring, and reporting
  • Community engagement and mobilization
  • Capacity building, mentoring, and training
  • Stakeholder management

Featured Initiatives


EMERGENCY RELIEF When emergencies arise, IRD provides short-term relief to refugee... more

Water & Sanitation

IRD develops a unique response to each situation using a wide variety of tools and... more


A School for One Village in Haiti

The Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs approached IRD following the devastating... more

Capacity Building through Vocational Training

Efforts to rebuild Afghanistan have been hampered by the lack of qualified construc... more

Community Outreach and Capacity Building

An Integrated Approach to Infrastructure Rebuilding infrastructure in areas emerg... more

Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Logistical Support Program

The Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Logistical Support Program (EQUALS) provide... more

Increased Access to Potable Water & Improved Hygiene Practices in Yemen

With an estimated 3 million people lacking good-quality WASH facilities and service... more

Integrated Community-Based Transitional Shelter, Sanitation, and Community Infrastructure

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, IRD constructed 1,200 transitional sh... more

Jordan School Construction & Rehabilitation Program

USAID launched a major school construction and rehabilitation program, the Jorda... more

Preventing Cholera in Coastal Mozambique

    Mozambique is one of the most climatically vulnerable countries in South... more

Reducing Vulnerability to Drought, Cyclones & Climate Change in Mozambique

For over a decade, Inhambane province, Mozambique, has experienced severe cyclones... more

Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting in Zimbabwe

Access to safe water remains a challenge to most people in Zimbabwe and this expose... more