The Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) is a research based and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting social and economic justice, good governance and democracy in Liberia. The organization has ten years of extensive experience working with local and national organizations and authorities on issues of governance and democracy, and works mainly in the southeastern region of Liberia (Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, River Gee, Grand Kru and Maryland), border communities of the MRU, Grand Cape Mount and Lofa as well as Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa Counties. IREDD works closely with twenty-two local CBOs and marginalized groups throughout the country on issues of natural resources, 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. IREDD also creates linkages between local groups and their local authorities and policy actors, providing leverage for the work of local actors to reach and enhance their ability to influence local, sub-national and national policy actors.
This grant builds on IREDD's past project to strengthen the role of community-based organisations to improve service delivery quality and infrastructure projects funded by Corporate Social Development Funds of international corporations in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. 50 monitors were trained on the Community Integrity Building approach and carried out monitoring visits to 6 development projects, among which schools, market and clinics.
|Gohn Town Public School||Education||$68,000||Government of Liberia|
|Biafra Hand Pump||Water supply and sanitation - large systems||$55,000||Government of Liberia|
|Biafra Elementary School||Education||$67,682||Government of Liberia|
|Compound #1, Owensgrove Market||Other||$67,894||Government of Liberia|
|Ceyah Clinic||Health||$58,235||Government of Liberia|
This grant allowed IREDD to promote citizens’ involvement in monitoring development projects such as schools, clinics water and sanitation, funded by remittances of the Buchanan Renewable Energy Corporate Social Responsibility. The project also investigated the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility projects on the lives of communities in Grand Bassa County. 2 Local CBOs (Bassa Youth Caucus and Bass Concern Citizens Group) have been empowered to use social accountability tools to promote accountability, transparency and integrity in the performance of Corporate Social Responsibility in Liberia.
|Construction of Community Hall||Culture and recreation||$75,000||ArcelorMitta County Social Development Fund|
|On Your OWN Community School||Education||$91,500||Social Development Fund Grand Bassa County|
|Construction of Primary Health Clinic in Zondo Town||Health||$122,123||Government of Liberia|
|Construction of Primary Health Clinic in District 1||Health||$122,123||Government of Liberia|
|Recondition the Doris William Stadium into a modern sports Stadium||Culture and recreation||$538,482||Government of Liberia/Accelor Mital Social Development Fund|
|Grand Bassa Community College||Education||$2,200,000||Arcelor Mittal Social Development Fund|