IREDD

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Liberia

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.

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grants

2014

Enhancing the Quality of Local Governance Through Citizens' Monitoring and Advocacy - 2014/15

donor Integrity Action
grant amount (USD) $44,055
grant peroid 2014-12 to 2015-12
75 % fix-rate 1
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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.

Project Name Sector Budget Donor
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
2013

Enhancing the Quality of Local Governance Through Citizens' Monitoring and Advocacy - 2013/14

donor Integrity Action
grant amount (USD) $31,815
grant peroid 2013-09 to 2014-08
0 % fix-rate 1
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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.

Project Name Sector Budget Donor
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