Organization - Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA)

Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA)
Basic Information
English Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA)
Local language
Country Bangladesh
Category General NGO
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Policy and System
Education and Training
Established year 1993

IDEA envisaged a society is free from discrimination and exploitation, where every citizen has equal opportunity and dignity.

IDEA work with the poor and disadvantaged people in order:

  • to establish and claim their rights as citizen;
  • to build their capacity and confidence for alleviation of poverty, socio-economic-cultural development and resilience to withstand in adverse situation;
  • to promote good governance among local institutions, access to resources and service necessary to fulfill decent lives.

Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA) is a Sylhet division based non-government development organization (NGO) incepted in 1993. Started as think tank in north-east periphery of Bangladesh, IDEA became a renowned local development practitioner for the development of the poor and disadvantaged including women and men farmers, children, adolescent, persons with disability leaving in remote rural and urban slam areas. We also have been working with ethnic minority people in Haor (flood prone and low-lying area), hill and tea estate areas. Our multi -dimensional approaches to development helped improve situation of our programmes’ participants and met the goals of MDGs. IDEA has been striving over the past 24 years seeking the empowerment of bottom twenty in a special focus on the advancement of community people, especially, rural farmers, women and children. IDEA’s strategies are to attain the organization’s vision, mission and objectives through contributing significantly towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IDEA’s central office is based in Sylhet and it has branches which are operating field activities in Upazilas of four districts under Sylhet division.

IDEA is registered with the Department of Social Services and NGO Affairs Bureau of The Government of Bangladesh. It is also internationally registered with EuropeAid/ PADOR and endorsed with DUNS, NCAGE and SAM. IDEA is the member of the Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB), lead of CSRL in Haor group, lead of SUPRO in Sylhet, member of CAMPE, member of Democratic Budget Movement (DBM), member of Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) of UN.

Major Activities

Livelihood enhancement program

  • Alternative livelihood program
  • Shiree/UNNOTI project
  • JIBIKA project
  • Enterprise development program
  • Strengthening capacity and networking on disability
  • Self-help lending program

Education and human development

  • Primary education for drop out children
  • Non-formal education for working children
  • Quality improvement in school level
  • Community resource centre (CRC) and community library
  • Gender and legal aid education

Primary and reproductive Health, water, sanitation and hygiene

  • Maternal and child health care
  • IDEA Health Care Clinic
  • WaSH for tea laborer
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene for ethnic community

Environment, climate change  adaptation, disaster and humanitarian response

  • Campaign for sustainable rural livelihood program
  • Nursery to combat climate change and impact
  • Regenerative and ecological farming

Governance and advocacy

  • Social Engagement for Budgetary Accountability
  • Sensitizing the Pro-poor Service Promotion Securing Rights and Governance.
  • Shushashoner Jonno Prochar Ovijan
  • Campaign for Popular Education
  • Democratic Budget Movement
  • Election monitoring
Contact Information (Organization)
Address House- 41/A, Main road, Block- A, Shahjalal Upashahar, Sylhet- 3100, Bangladesh
Tel +0088 0821 761928

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