Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS)

RDRS Bangladesh started as a field programme of LWF/DWS after the 1971 War of Independence, working with refugees. It's work has expanded over 3 decades and in 1997, it became an autonomous NGO. It remains an Associate Member of the LWF.

RDRS focuses on one geographical area in the Northwest of Bangladesh

RDRS has 4 mainstream programmes:

  • Social empowerment
  • Community Health
  • Livelihoods
  • Micro-finance

These are further divided into thematic priorities and sub-priorities.

RDRS is a large organization with a total staff of 2935 regular staff. Its total income is about USD 14 million including microfinance. RDRS works closely with 300 CBOs representing 400,000 rural poor and has a wealth of experience in the area of development, emergency assistance and advocacy.

Latest from Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS)

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

ACT Alliance awards best work to mitigate the effects of climate change

May 22, 2013

The ACT Alliance Climate Change Award for 2013 was given May 21st to RDRS Bangladesh for best practice in its project, alleviating poverty through disaster risk reduction, which has been implemented in North West part of Bangladesh.

COP17: ACT member awarded best climate film in Durban

COP17: ACT member awarded best climate film in Durban

Dec 06, 2011

COP17: ACT member awarded best climate film in Durban

COP17: ACT member awarded best climate film in Durban

COP17: ACT member awarded best climate film in Durban

Dec 06, 2011

A humorous take on the serious consequences of climate change

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