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International Development Enterprises (iDE)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1982
iDE is an international nonprofit organization unleashing the power of innovation and market forces for poor rural households in the developing world, helping them access tools and knowledge to increase their income. iDE currently operates programs in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Honduras.  The organization employs 595 staff and had a budget of $20 million in 2011. With funding from more than 160 donors, iDE has implemented over 250 projects worldwide.   iDE works in both smallholder agriculture and water and sanitation.  Smallholder Agriculture: iDE develops and refines low-cost micro-irrigation technologies (MITs) designed specifically to increase smallholder farmers's productivity. We offer a range of products, including pumps, drip systems, micro sprinklers and water storage technologies which can be viewed in iDE’s product catalog.  iDE also implements an integrated value-chain development approach to capitalize on market opportunities, termed Prosperity Realized through Irrigation and Smallholder Markets (PRISM). iDE's Farm Business Advisor (FBA) model is an innovative  approach for delivering high-quality agricultural inputs and technical advice to poor farmers through commission-based sales agents known as Farm Business Advisors. FBAs then sell products at a profit, often on credit with payment due at harvest, and provide technical advice as an embedded service during return visits throughout the growing season.   Water and sanitation iDE has pioneered market-based approaches in the WASH sector that incorporate private-sector, NGO and government stakeholders. Our key strengths include: Sanitation Marketing  market-based approaches to catalyze local private sector involvement Addressing product, distribution, and business design through Human Centered Design   To date, iDE's work has impacted more than 20 million people and resulted in the commercial distribution of some 2.5 million irrigation technologies, which on average produce additional income of $150 per year. PRiSM enables income increases of $250 a year. Additionally, FBAs earn on average $640 per year, and their rural customers realize on average 30-40% income gains in the first year.  iDE has also facilitated the sale of more than 300,000 WASH technologies, enabling over 1.5 million people to realize important health and financial benefits through improved access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.  iDE has received a number of awards.  For more information, click here.    

Where is International Development Enterprises (iDE)


Job openings over the past year

18total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Country Director - Burkina Faso
    Burkina Faso
  • Senior Accountant
    United States

Staff at International Development Enterprises (iDE) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • private sector development
  • economic policy


  • united states agency for international development
  • foundation
  • european union
  • department for international development
  • danish international development agency


  • nepal
  • bangladesh
  • south africa
  • zimbabwe
  • philippines


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Golden
  • 1536 Cole Blvd., #300
  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu
  • Bangladesh
  • Dhaka
  • Khurshid Garden Apt 202/302, House 21, Road 123,
  • Honduras
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Instalaciones de SNV Colonia Matamoros, Ave. La Paz, Casa 2716
  • Burkina Faso
  • 06 BP 9532 Ouagadougou 06 Quartier Zone du Bois Secteur 13, Avenue de la Croix Rouge
  • Mozambique
  • Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh
  • House #126, Street Ta Phon Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey
  • Ghana
  • Accra
  • Hse No C667/14 Nii Kwabena Bonnie Crescent DTD 216 Cantonments
  • Viet Nam
  • Hanoi
  • House # 22, Lane 178, Thai Ha St. Dong Da
  • Zambia
  • Lusaka
  • Plot No 5B Twin Palm Road Kabulonga
  • Canada
  • Winnipeg
  • 9 Higgins Ave.
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • 2a Accommodation Road
  • Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ouagadougou
  • Wentenga Sector 23, Street 29-18 06 BP
  • Nicaragua
  • Managua
  • iDEal Tecnologías & Cía. Ltda. Altamira III Etapa, Enitel 1/2 C. arriba, plaza Brandt Módulo #4


Contract Awards

Create Income and Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Rural Households28 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
28 Jul 2016

Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund Implementation Phase16 March 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
16 Mar 2016

Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund Implementation Phase16 February 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) - DFAT-Australia
16 Feb 2016

Rural Agricultural Productivity Improvement and Development (RAPID)27 August 2013

EuropeAid Co-operation Office - EuropeAID
27 Aug 2013

Food Facility Interventions in Ethiopia27 August 2013

European Commission Humanitarian Office - ECHO
27 Aug 2013