IIRR is one of the few international development organizations with its headquarters in the Global South, strategically located to facilitate south-south learning and exchange. Incorporated in the United States in 1960 as a 501(c) non-profit organization, IIRR's Headquarters and Regional Center for Asia are located in the Philippines, with the Africa Regional Center located in Kenya, a liaison office in the United States, and country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Southern Sudan and Uganda. We have a committed team of nearly 70 staff and a global Board of Trustees.
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a small international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in people-centered, sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Today, IIRR maintains a strong presence in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia.