IFPD develops and supports poverty reduction projects in urban slums and rural areas in South-East Asia. Its projects are aimed at women and youth, in particular girls and young women; they are based on a comprehensive approach including health, education, income generation and infrastructure.
Since its inception, IFPD has promoted gender equality and the empowerment of women and youth, especially girls and young women. It has adopted an integrated community based approach in which activities in the areas of health, education, income generation and livelihood enhancement strengthen each other’s impact on poverty reduction.
IFPD’s programmes and projects are developed on this overall concept but take into account national and local conditions. In all projects, the active participation of the local population, beneficiaries and other stakeholders is encouraged.
To this day, IFPD has supported projects in Mali (Ségou) and India (Mumbai, Delhi and Bodhgaya). It will be implementing new projects in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2016.