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

Capacity Building

IRD supports communities to become self-sufficient – to guide their own learning, l... more

Hygiene

From Preparedness to Relief to Long-Term Development Working with local authoritie... more

Natural Resource Management

CAMEROON The loss of soil fertility caused by environmental degradation – primaril... more

Refugees

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

Programs

A School for One Village in Haiti

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

Bringing Clean Water to Kosovo

The Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation (SIWS) Program in Kosovo works in... 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

Community Revitalization through Democratic Action

CRDA began as a community mobilization initiative and evolved to emphasize economic... more

Conservation Agriculture in Swaziland

Much of southern Africa is caught in a cycle of drought and flooding, making it dif... more

Construction Trades Training Center

Efforts to rebuild Afghanistan have been seriously hampered by the lack of qualifie... more

Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Logistical Support Program

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

Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program

Ethiopia’s 74 million people have among the lowest per capita access to healthcare... more

Human Resources and Logistical Support in Afghanistan

Among Afghanistan's daunting reconstruction challenges are building the capacity of... more

Improving Infrastructure in the West Bank

IRD is improving the lives of Palestinians by repairing and constructing key roads,... 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

Rapid Infrastructure Emergency Project

Decades of civil war devastated the infrastructure of South Sudan, which had never... more

Rebuilding the Iraqi Electrical Grid

Even before the recent conflict, Iraq’s national electrical network was only able t... 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

School Repair and Restoration in Armenia

In 2005 IRD Armenia began implementing 12 small construction projects at social ins... more

Serbia Youth Center

The Belgrade Youth Center, also known as Dom Omladine, served as a venue for major... more

Strategic Provincial Roads in Southern and Eastern Afghanistan

The Strategic Provincial Roads Program in Southern and Eastern Afghanistan (SPR) co... more