Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA) was formed by a group of likeminded activist in 1993. It has started project activities with the help of foreign donors since 1996. Central support office of IDEA is based in Sylhet citywhile it has branches to operate field activities and established partnership with other NGOs in different corners of Sylhet division. It has been implementing projects/ programme through its partners in Brahmanbaria and Kishoregonj district. IDEA has been implementing multidimensional activities targeted to develop people living in different underserved areas. IDEA has celebrated its 25 years Silver jubilee on 20 March 2019. It was a day log event.To celebrate the day IDEA has invited to all donor organization and partners at Sylhet Zilapariashd Auditorium. Deputy Commissioner & Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation also were present to celebrating IDEA’s Silver Jubilee. At the beginning of this event all staff and executive board members run a colorful rally in Sylhet City. Each participant has unique dress and informative materials during the rally and all other event.

IDEA were shared the achievement & learnings during implement of last 25 years through launching a video documentary on this occasion. There also was an experience & opinion sharing event from donor and development partners. They share their experience during working with Institute of Development Affairs (IDEA). The Deputy Commissioner and Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation gave their speeches on the occasion. They acknowledge IDEA’s contribution during for community develop on education, health, livelihood and governance.