iDE Global

Solving Poverty with Profit

iDE is a global effort that spans offices in 14 countries, encompassing 4 social enterprises, employing over 1,000 people directly, and indirectly enabling many more through our market-based approaches in agriculturewater, sanitation, and hygiene; and finance

iDE’s values: Poor women and men have the right to a secure livelihood. Markets are the most powerful force for significant, widespread and lasting impact on rural prosperity. The rural poor are customers, producers, and entrepreneurs. We listen to and learn from the people we work with. ¶ We value innovation and entrepreneurship.We are results-oriented, aiming for significant impacts for large numbers of people. We strive for economic, social, and environmental equity and sustainability.

Latest news and articles

It’s a Race Against Time to Flood-Proof Informal Settlements

Informal settlements around the world have the least developed infrastructure, yet they continue to come together to build their resilience to shocks and disasters.

Crowd voting for the Catalytic Grants programme is now open

Cast your vote and rate the proposals that you think provide the strongest intervention and relevance for locally-led adaptation and resilience by 23 May 2022.

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

With existing financial flows failing to reach climate adaptation efforts on the ground, how can we improve local-level access to climate finance?

Improving Shea Farming Communities’ Resilience

A new agroforestry farm model uses shea farming to bolster climate and economic resilience in Nigeria.

Nasreen Al-Amin and her organisation are building greener communities through locally-led adaptation

In Kano, Nigeria, a youth-led organisation is building resilience of local communities through a forest restoration project. Azeez Abubakar reports. This is the first of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)‘ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.