Institute of Rural Development Planning
Institute of Rural Development Planning

Institute of Rural Development Planning

The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) is a corporate body established by the Parliamentary Act No. 8 of the 1980s.
Institute of Rural Development Planning; The Act provides a legal framework for the Institute to be established as an important national centre for the provision of training, research, and consultancy services in the field of Rural Development Planning and Management with the main objective of alleviating qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within the framework of sustainable capacity building directed towards reducing poverty and attaining sustainable development
IRDP strives to enhance and strengthen the capacity of Rural Development practitioners by providing post-secondary education and training, research, and consultancy services.
IRDP is thus a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial institute empowered to oversee and coordinate the provision of expertise to in-service and pre-service personnel involved in Rural Development Planning in the country
Since its establishment, IRDP has been shaping destinies in planning and research methodologies focusing on the future prosperity of its students. As a result, graduates with IRDP qualifications have made valuable contributions in their fields. They are proof of our unique approach to learning and training methodologies.
Provide a conducive teaching, learning, and working environment for both students and staff. These include a library, the first and second academic blocks, and the multipurpose hall.
“To be a center of excellence for both academic and professional work in rural development planning and management for poverty reduction and sustainable development”


“To facilitate the process of rural development planning by providing training and education, research and public services (consultancy) in rural development planning and management aimed at bridging the knowledge gap among different practitioners of development planning, which include the central government sectors, local government authorities, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and the private sector”
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