Since 1957 Iram, an independent organisation specialising in applied research in development methodology, has been active in international development cooperation.
Combining objective expertise of the highest level with ethical commitment, Iram works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South East Asia and Europe.
In each specialist area, Iram carries out different types of work: conducting studies, providing methodological advice, organising training and implementing development programmes.
The permanent, multidisciplinary team made up of 30 full-time staff (agronomists, economists, geographers, anthropologists, management experts and training staff) ensures that comprehensive responses to development issues are proposed.
Iram provides technical assistance to about ten long-term programmes and carries out more than a hundred appraisal missions per year. The annual turnover for all these activities is 3 million euros.
For more than 50 years Iram has gathered together numerous references, not only thematic and geographic but also methodological, in development cooperation and these enable the teams in the field to place their action in the local historic, social and economic context.
Keen to innovate and contribute actively to the strengthening of the skills of the local development workers, Iram has developed tools and methods for our partners in developing countries.
Where is The Institute for Research and Application of Development Methods (IRAM)