Empowering Communities, Transforming Lives

Integrated Development Foundation

Founded in 1993 by a group of young development professionals, Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) is advocating for social change impetus to transform and empower marginalized social groups. It has been working for nearly 27 years to raise aspirations and improve everyday life for the most underprivileged and excluded section of the society.

The organization aims to create sustainable rural development which is guided by three operating principles: strengthening community institutions by fostering community-based leadership; capacity building and collaboration with the government functionaries; and leveraging women’s empowerment on social, political and economic indicators



To build an egalitarian society in which all community members can realize their right to a life of quality and dignity


To ensure better health, security and well-being for the poorest and most deprived members of rural communities.


Collaborative: work in collaboration
Accountability: towards community and partners
Transparency: to all external and internal stakeholders
Honesty: be honest on its conduct in all manners

Programmatic Overview of the Organisation

Speaker's Note

IDF in Patna (HO)

IDF’s head office is located in Patna and operating several projects on Livelihood, Education, Health, Hygiene and well-being for the poorest and most deprived members of rural communities in Bihar. IDF starts with a project in collaboration with UNICEF in 3 blocks on strengthen Women empowerment and formation of Women Self Help Group till 2003. IDF also worked in different aspects Health issues by promoting best practices of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Polio Eradication initiatives, Access to Safe Abortion and Women Reproductive & Child Health with the support of Water Aid, Project concern International (PCI), IPAS and SIMAVI respectively. Successively with the support of various donors IDF works in 9 blocks of Patna District. Major Donors Australian High Commission, CARE, Pathfinder International, Women Development Corporation, Bihar(WDC), ICRW, FORCES, EdelGive, etc. in various projects ; Promoting School safety Initiatives, Interpersonal Communications with rural women and orientation of community based health worker, Swabalamban and Deep Project, Disha(Adolescent Reproductive Health, etc.

IDF in Muzaffarpur

Since 2001 to till date, IDF is working to increase the availability of livelihood opportunities and enhance their skills to fight against constraints and rigidity. IDF starts a pilot project in collaboration with UNICEF in 2 blocks of Muzaffarpur district on Women empowerment. After that IDF expand its coverage area in 7 blocks of Muzaffarpur district for various core areas of development such as Emergency Preparedness, relief and Rehabilitation Measures for Flood Affected people to prevent malnutrition and restore normal living with the support of various donors- Oxfam, Women Development Corporation (WDC), and Water Aid from 2004 to 2019. Currently, IDF runs three projects (Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme, Access to Justice for Children and Child Wellness and Care Project) in Muzaffarpur districts with the betterment and wellbeing of Adolescent girls in different approaches.
Besides this IDF worked with other funders like C3 (CEDPA ), Geneva Global & Freedom Fund, IPAS and Women Development Corporation, Bihar(WDC), Project Concern International (PCI), PACS-DFID etc. on various projects; PAHEL-Towards Empowering Women, Implementation of Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC), Empowering Community For Combating Trafficking, Swa- Shakti, Polio Eradication Initiative, Sustainable Community Action Through Local Resource/ Self Governance And Convergence Stategy, etc.

IDF in Gaya

IDF starts implementing “Comprehensive Abortion Care” projects in Gaya district from 2017 to 2020 with IPAS to increase women’s access to safe abortion services and strengthening quality CAC services. IDF initiate another project “Holistic Rural Initiatives for Development and Yield (HRIDAY)” in 2022 to till date with the support of LIC HFL to enhance dignified and healthy living among the most deprived community through implementation on health, education, drinking water and sanitation, social awareness, agriculture, livelihoods.
Gaya is a holy city beside the Falgu River, in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Gaya is one of the Aspirational districts of Bihar and also received grants from BRGF program. More than half of the population’s employment and livelihood is dependent on agricultural sector alone.

IDF in Vaishali

IDF starts working in Vaishali District from 2008 in one of the prime focused component of IDF is Comprehensive development of Child with Plan International (India Chapter) till 2019 on “Child Centered Community Development Program” to generate awareness on child rights & protection, ensure prevention on Child abuse, physical & Mental violence, negligent and exploitation and developed a safe and enabling environment for children. IDF also initiate another project with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) on Dalit Women empowerment through Self Help Group from 2009 to 2012 to increase the access to credit linkages and established women micro enterprises. From 2013, IDF takes initiatives to work for Adolescents Girls by running various project with different major donors ; Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Project sponsored by UNICEF, Girls First program sponsored by CorStone India Foundation, I- Clean Project sponsored by Syngenta, etc. Currently IDF runs a project called Matri from 2023 by the support of “Educate Girls” to identifying the key factors of girls dropping out and never went to the school followed by admitting them in schools and also retention of all those admitted girls in their respective schools for continuation of their studies. Vaishali is a district in the Indian state of Bihar and received grants from “Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF)” program.

IDF in Jamui

IDF takes initiative and implanted two projects in 5 blocks of Jamui district from 2020 to March,2024. In support with Engender Health worked on Adolescent Health and Dvelopment Program- “TARUNYA” project for Empower adolescents by facilitating access to information, services and needed enabling environment. IDF also run a program on “COVID 19 Vaccination Support Program” to Increase outreach and coverage for COVID 19 vaccination with the support of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative in Laxmipur block of Jamui district.
Jamui is the one of the 13 Aspirational districts of Bihar and was formed as a district on 21 February 1991, separated from Munger. Jamui is also received grants from Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) program.

IDF in Sheikhpura

IDF implementing multiple projects in Sheikhpura district which is chosen an Aspirational district of Bihar. From 2019 to 2022 date, IDF implanting two projects “Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Heaths and Rights” and “Addressing Gender Base Vulnerability in Migration” in 6 blocks of Sheikhpura District, funded by PLAN-UNFPA to Strengthen capacity of Young Dalit women on their Reproductive Rights and enhance the role of the Panchayats in addressing various gender based vulnerabilities, Resilience Building and Creating an enabling environment for women. Currently IDF runs a project “Initiatives Motivating Productive capacity, Education, Transformation & Uplift of Society (IMPETUS)” with the support of HDFC Bank (CSR) from 2021 in one block of sheikhpura for holistic development through encourage Income generation activities and Livelihood productivity, promote quality education, increased access to safe drinking water and better health service facilities.

IDF in Samastipur

IDF starts implanting a project on “Adressing Kala-Azar, Health and Sanitation Issues” from 2010 to 2015 in 2 blocks of Samastipur with the support of CAF India to Reduce Kala-Azar cases through generate awareness among rural community about Symptoms, Early diagnosis and timely treatment of kala-Azar. Simultaneously IDF runs another project called “PARIVARTAN” in 10 blocks of Samastipur from 2012 to 2014 with support of Project Concern International (PCI) to increase adoption of Family Health and Sanitation key practices and Strengthen Health, sanitation and welfare services. From 2016, IDF initiate two projects to ensure better quality of life to the deprived section of the community with special focus to women & children and Empower marginalized Adolescents Girls to “bounce back” and thrive despite significant adversity with the support of HDFC BANK (a CSR Project- HRDP) and CorStone India Foundation (Girls First Project).

IDF in Munger

IDF is working in Munger from 2016 to 2020 with the support of ITC on a project of “Empowerment of grass root Functionaries and Organizations” with the objective of strengthening local governance, Elected Representatives (LERs) from rural and urban areas and also strengthening community based institutions for improving governance such as Ward Sabha and Gram Sabha. IDF also worked to stop unsafe abortion by running a Project on “Comprehensive Abortion Care” in collaboration with IPAS from 2017 to 2020.
Munger district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in eastern India. Munger district received grants under the “Backward Region Grant Fund” program and about 72 % population comes from rural area of Munger district.

IDF in Supaul

IDF run a project at Supaul district on Disaster Risk Redaction from 2013 to 2018 with the support of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to develop an early warning system, improve their knowledge and skills on search and rescue operations, first aid, fire safety, evacuation and communication, relief and shelter.
Supaul is a town and a municipality that is headquarters of Supaul district in the Indian state of Bihar. Supaul district is part of the Koshi division and one of the 250 districts received grants from BRGF.

IDF in Madhubani

Since 2001 IDF started working in two blocks with the support of UNICEF and Action Aid on three projects such as “Empowerment of Mushers”, “Flood Preparedness” and “Stree Shashaktikaran” for strengthening women empowerment who are comes from marginalized communities and also ensures to mitigate flood effects to the community/ victims of flood affected areas. From 2016, IDF expands its coverage and cover the whole blocks of Madhubani Districts with the support of CorStone India Foundation till 2018 through “Girls First” project for empower marginalized Adolescents Girls to “bounce back” and thrive despite significant adversity.
Madhubani district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar and it’s also one of 250 districts of “Backward Region Grant Fund” program.

IDF in Darbhanga

IDF started working at Darbhanga on 2008 for 2 years in collaboration with Water Aid on “Emergency/Disaster Preparedness” and promote healthy practices of Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene . In 2016, IDF again worked in all the blocks of Darbhanga district for the adolescent girls in support with CorStone India Foundation on “Girls First” project for empowering Marginalized Adolescents Girls by improve their mental and physical health, prevent early marriage and pregnancy, and advocate for their education and health rights.
Darbhanga is the fifth-largest city North Bihar State in India and also comes under one of the 250 districts under BRGF program.

IDF in Purnia

IDF has been working in a Polio Eradication Initiative project in two blocks of Purnea District from 2001 to 2002 with the support of Project Concern International (PCI).
Purnea is one of the districts of Bihar state and bounded by the five districts of Araria, Katihar, Bhagalpur, Kishanganj and Madhepura. Purnia is one of the 13 Aspirational districts of Bihar and also received grants under the “Backward Region Grant Fund” program.

IDF in Ranchi

IDF starts working in collaborating with Jharkhand Tribal Development Society (JTDS) Gov. Of Jharkhand, implanted a project “Swa-Shakti” for established women’s SHG and make them self-reliance by proving them access and control over resources from 1998 to 2004 in two blocks of Ranchi. Once again IDF takes initiative and working in Ranchi from 2023 in the collaboration with UNICEF on Technical Assistance to community managed JJM and ODF Interventions to promote Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Practices.
Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Ranchi is an Aspirational district of Jharkhand and also received grants under the “Backward Region Grant Fund” program.

IDF in Garhwa

IDF is working in Garhwa District from 1997 with the mission to Strengthen and Empowerment of Women under Convergent Community Action (CCA) strategy, supported by UNICEF from 1997 to 2003. IDF scale up its area and work in 5 blocks of Garhwa district till 2022 with major donors like PACS –DFID for Sustainable people organization and Community Action through Local resource, Self Governance and Convergence; Action Aid India for generate awareness among the SHG and rural community on their Rights to secure access information about the fundamental basic human rights; UNICEF in Technical Assistance for Community managed Jal Jeevan Mission and ODFS Interventions.

IDF in West Singhbhum

IDF is working in Chaibasa for almost two decades since 2003 to 2022 with the support of IFAD, Jharkhand Tribal Development Society (JTDS) Gov. of Jharkhand and Plan International (India Chapter) for Livelihood & Strengthening Gram sabha, Food Security of the tribal community through watershed approach and child protection from Abuse and Exploitation and make children access to their basic rights/ services.
Chaibasa is the districts headquarter of West Singhbhum District in the state of Jharkhand, India. Chaibasa is one of the 13 Aspirational districts of NITI Aayog and also comes under the “Backward Region Grant Fund” district.

IDF in Godda

IDF in collaboration with UNICEF starts working in Godda district to Provide technical support to Swachha Bharat Mission (Gramin) and Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the 4 blocks since 2018 to till date in Godda Godda district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state in eastern India and lies in the northeastern part of the state. It is one of the Aspirational districts of Jharkhand and comes under BRGF program as well.

IDF in Palamu

Since 1997 to till 2021 IDF is implanting numerous projects for the holistic development of Palamu district in 5 blocks with the support of various donor agencies. The major donors were – UNDP, UNICEF, NFI, CARE and CINI in the projects of “Capacity Building of Elected Women Representatives and Functionaries of PRI”, Elimination of Child Labour Technical Support for Jal Jeevan Mission and ODF S, Communication Strategy for Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, Integrated Nutrition and Health Project (INHP) and Community Based Monitoring of Health Services under NRHM.
Palamu is a District in north-western Jharkhand state of India. Palamu one of the 19 Aspirational districts of Jharkhand and also received grants under the “Backward Region Grant Fund” program.

IDF in Saraikela

In partnership with Global Sanitation Fund, IDF implanted a project on “Promoting Sustainable Sanitation” in all the blocks of Saraikela district from 2010-2017 to promote Open Defecation free Panchayats and improved Sanitation & Hygiene practices.
Saraikela (also spelled Seraikella) is a district in of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is situated between Jamshedpur and Chaibasa. Saraikela is one of the districts received grants from BRGF.