INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMME
IEDSP in collaboration with World Relief Fund International is a global, non-governmental organization. We work towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice.
The number of people living under the absolute poverty line of 1, 25 dollar per day is decreasing. That is the good news. But almost 1 billion people live still in extreme poverty and hunger. 2 billion people experience malnutrition. Moreover, the gap between rich and poor is growing. Many people, and young people not in the least, are excluded from economic and social opportunities. Their basic human rights are denied.
We believe a world with less poverty is possible. To achieve this, we embrace two core principles:
• securing sustainable livelihoods and
• justice and dignity for all.
These principles are interrelated and explained in our strategy paper ‘Towards a Just and Dignified World’. A livelihood without rights is not sustainable and dignity comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected. The core values of IEDSP are compassion, justice and stewardship, expressions of our Christian roots.
Donors and Co-financiers
Institutional donors and co-financiers make our work possible. We have an excellent track record with these donors and have implemented multiple long-term projects together that have had a sustainable impact on the lives of many people.