IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
The IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene.
Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment in Africa, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia, and the French tropical overseas territories.
IRD's research, training, and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic, and cultural development of southern countries.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
The IRD is committed to increasing its works on monitoring capacity (data production, analysis, and dissemination via its various earth observation systems and survey methodologies on populations), and promote the use of opportunity measurements or data for development to follow-up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation at local, national, and global level.
Through this commitment, IRD will continue to explore key initiatives such as better rainfall measurement through mobile telecommunication networks, with many applications from flood prediction and alerts to water and climate monitoring (Rain Cell Africa project); or its Statistics on Governance, Peace & Security (GPS) tool to support the measurement of SDG 16 and the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (GPS-SHaSA project).
In this regards, IRD will bring support to GPS surveys conducted by National Statistical Offices at all stages and provide capacity building training sessions in GPS statistics (towards statisticians and producers; towards users: public institutions, civil society organizations).