IDEA has completed the year 2016 with some remarkable progress. Development of women and adolescent girls were at the center of all we have done. We have assisted them with a set of development initiatives to end poverty in these families and the people of the community. We have created an enabling environment for the underprivileged people through interventions in different thematic area including capacity building, good governance, primary health care, non-formal education, water sanitation and hygiene, livelihood enhancement, asset transfer to the extreme poor household, value chain development, Income Generating Activities, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Environment Protection.
We marked on 23 years of our development journey in this year and witnessed that our innovative interventions humbly contributed to bring changes to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Meanwhile, we have gone through a comprehensive third-party organizational assessment titled ‘USAID pre-award capacity assessment’ in cooperation with Winrock International which revealed that IDEA is at ‘Expanding’ stage now. There are issues on consistency, accuracy and sustainability of capacity that we need to improve in the days of coming. In addition, we have develop our strategic plan for the period of 2016-2020 through an external consultant in participation of our beneficiaries, development partners, different stakeholders, small group consultation with some NGO leaders, network members, academicians and senior staffs of the organization towards the sustainability of IDEA.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the contribution of Executive Committee members and General Body. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank all our communities, stakeholders, development partners for their cooperation, support and active participation in the interventions of IDEA. These achievements could not have been possible without the support of our development partners. I also look forward to welcome my colleagues from IDEA for contributing to reach our vision and mission over the period of time.