International Relief & Development

We are empowering vulnerable communities in the most challenging and evolving environments:

On the Syrian border

in Ukraine and Georgia

in Iraq

across Africa

They’re rising to meet the challenge.

So are we.

New Leadership

A new President and CEO, new Board and Executive Management, and new levels of transparency, oversight, and accountability. IRD is committed to the highest standards of integrity, with an organization-wide ethos of continuous improvement.

Roger Ervin joined IRD December 1, 2014.


IRD is vertically and horizontally aligned to its core competency in three practice areas—where our programs have the highest impact for beneficiaries. IRD is lean and value-driven.

Investing In Our People

Our focus is in the field, supporting our teams on the ground to achieve maximum results.

The Right Structure & Tools

IRD’s business units are specifically organized for the most effective support of field operations.

Responsive, Results-oriented Systems

From ensuring financial integrity to performance management and global field support—IRD leverages technology and innovative structures across all operations.

Partnerships Around the World

Impact WATCH

Peace Through Development (PDev II)

This program in West Africa reduces the risk of instability and increases resistance against violent extremism by empowering youth and moderate voices while increasing the capacity of local government and civil society to address community needs.

3/13/15 at 12:17pm

RT @wfp_media: Convoy of @WFP food for 3000 people reaches Luhansk, eastern #Ukraine.Thanks @ird_voices for support.

3/3/15 at 2:42pm

When hope is hard to find, a nostalgia for Syria as it once was- memories blending with the pain and uncertainty of refugee life. #SyrianRefugees #SyrianArtists #ZaatariCamp

Join us.

About Us

Our Focus

IRD is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization responsible for implementing relief and development programs worldwide. IRD’s mission is to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities to achieve self-sufficiency through innovative solutions, applied knowledge and targeted expertise.

Where We Work

IRD is implementing programs in countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Executive Leadership

Roger Ervin, President and CEO of International Relief & Development, has over 25 years of experience leading and managing large organizations with complex missions, including executive positions at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the African Development Bank.

Jeffrey Oak, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on compliance and ethics and serves as Chairman of the Board.

For more information

Contact Dan DuPont, Vice President
Communications & Partnerships (202-380-7251)