Human & Institutional Development

To achieve its mission, BRDS pursues a strategy of establishing and strengthening grass-roots institutions. Through the model of social mobilization and community development, BRDS implements its projects and programs. These projects and programs are geared to empowering the poor by organizing them into community organizations, village organizations, and higher-level organizations, to build voice and scale for an effective interface with the local government bodies, other development programs and markets.

Social mobilization and capacity building of community institutions lead to overall human and institutional development of local structures and foster the process of development.

BRDS considers social mobilization as a first step of community-based development, i.e. livelihood and microfinance, agriculture and livestock, water and infrastructure, health and education, etc. whereas capacity development is considered as an on-going process of improving planning, management and leadership skills of community for inclusive and demand-driven services.

To date, BRDS established the following community institutions; 40% of the community organizations are women-headed:

Institutions Total
Community Organizations 1435
Village Organizations 185
Local Support Organizations 20