The Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) is a research and policy advocacy organization that works with grassroots organizations and partners at the local and sub-national level. Our partnerships are geared towards creating linkages between local groups and their local authorities on the one hand with policy actors. Such catalytic partnerships provide greater leverage for the work of local actors, extends their programmatic reach and enhances their ability to influence local, sub-national and national policy actors.

IREDD works closely with twenty-two local CBOs and marginalized groups throughout the country on issues of natural resources governance, peace and security, legislative strengthening and accountability, budgets and contracting, access to justice, human rights and service delivery. Through this work IREDD helps build capacities of local communities so they have the skills to hold the government accountable and ensure voices are heard.

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Regions where we work


A Society that is Just, Democratic and Peacefu


Working to promote sustainable democracy and development through informed policy research

Core Values

  • Participation
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Justice
  • Sustainability
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Neutrality
  • Equal opportunity to all irrespective of race, nationality, religion, political affiliation, ethnicity, and economic condition
  • Integrity/ Mutual respect
  • Crosscut national boundaries and transcend socio-political and cultural identities