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.

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Cole Values
  • Strategic Objective 1
  • Strategic Objective 2
  • Strategic Objective 3
  • Strategic Objective 4
  • Strategic Objective 5
  • Strategic Objective 6

Mission

A society that is just, Democratic and Peaceful.

Vision

Working to promote sustainable democracy and development through informed policy research.

Cole 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

Strategic Objective 1

To Contribute to the improvement of the processes that guarantee access to justice and the rule of law.

Strategic Objective 2

To enhance the capacity of communities to explore underling “triggers”, improve attitudes and perceptions towards coexistence, trust building and appreciation of diversity.

Strategic Objective 3

To strengthen the governance process, promote increased civic participation, transparency and accountability.

Strategic Objective 4

To maximize the impact of pro-poor and social protection programs by government on target beneficiaries especially the marginalized groups.

Strategic Objective 5

To improve natural Resource governance, promote participation and equitable reinvestment of revenue.

Strategic Objective 6

Government take concrete steps towards progressive public revenue mobilization, modernized tax administration systems and accountable spending that meet the need of women, youth and marginalized group.