Institute for Village Studies



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2000
Their Mission To collaborate with village communities in achieving their vision for a better future. They accomplish this through community-driven development, research, and cross-cultural education. Their approach is bottom-up rather than top-down. They believe the most effective and lasting solutions come from local communities rather than outside experts. Their role is to strengthen these efforts not to design them. They partner with visionary local leaders and organizations with the determination to help their communities thrive and support them through capacity building, technical support, networks, and financial resources. Learn more about community-driven development.  


Staff at Institute for Village Studies have experience in


  • climate change
  • research & development
  • community
  • human rights
  • development


  • thailand
  • india
  • kenya
  • cambodia
  • malawi

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Bellingham
  • 2215 Franklin St.