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‘Through the IIRR Lens – A Year of Challenges and Triumphs’

Despite another year of COVID-19 battles, 2021 saw remarkable and sustained progress across all of our 5 themes – Economic Empowerment, Environment, Education, Health, and Food Systems.


key thematic areas

IIRR’s empowerment of farmers, women, children, and youth is operationalized to contribute directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Other key performance indicators include the following:


UN SDGs addressed
projects implemented worldwide in 2021


Climate Smart Villages


local partners
people trained in biodiversity corridor conservation
people trained in disaster preparedness
rural people supported by our programs in 2021

2021 Countries and Collaborations

Our country offices are in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, whilst our training programs extend far beyond this. In 2021, we worked in collaboration with over 50 international partners such as foundations, private sector companies, UN agencies, academic institutions, national governments, and private individuals. This gives us a broad range of economic, social, physical, and knowledge resources to implement programs and mobilize community energies.  

Success snapshots from each thematic area – read their full stories in our impact report.