ORGANISATION

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)

(CIRDAP) is a regional, intergovernmental and autonomous institution established in July 1979 by the countries of Asia and the Pacific region. The member countries of CIRDAP are Afghanistan, Bangladesh (host-state), India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

CIRDAP works in close collaboration with the national governments, international organisations and development partners with the aim of improving production, income and living conditions of all sections of people, specially small farmers and the landless and other disadvantaged groups by encouraging their participation in socio-economic development process.

Current priority themes are:

  • macro-economic policy issues in poverty alleviation
  • participatory approaches to employment generation, credit, provision of infrastructure and local resource mobilisation
  • gender issues; and
  • environment concerns for sustainable rural development including disaster management

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