Institute of Social Research and Development Limited (ISRAD)

ISRAD is an autonomous non-governmental institution of social research for higher learning and socio-economic development.

How We Can Help You?

We advance and pursue holistic policies and programs that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development in societies. This new thinking on sustainable development is the core principle guiding our operations

Social Research and Development

Social Research & Socio-cultural Development – Executing social research, publishing and disseminating research findings to inform policy decisions and social development interventions

Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion and Education (WASH)

Promote communities’ right to health and clean environment and to influence a generational change in health promotion, behavior and attitudes;

Capacity development and training

Provide a variety of capacity development and training with communities and their CBOs including women groups and develop their skills and ability. These trainings include community development approaches using Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation, local institutional development and cooperative member education. Other capacity development with NGOs and government line ministries include; Project cycle Management, Participatory Development Approaches (REFLECT, DELTA, etc.); Women’s Rights, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), NGO management, Social Development and Gender, Child Protection and Early Childhood Development (ECD) methods, Leadership and Boundary spanning, Organisational and Institutional Development, Advocacy Approaches and Practice, Democracy and Good Governance, Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and Peace Building.

Consultancy Services

Evaluations of development programs in the sub-region and demographic studies to determine country social indicators for policy development. The Institute provides development and management consultancies in program evaluations and policy reviews in stable and emergency environments; baseline surveys, scoping studies, agricultural surveys, environmental impact assessment, water and sanitation surveys, situational analysis, and organizational assessments within the sub-region. In this regard, the institute has provided consultancy services to the Ministry of Agriculture, FAO, ActionAid International The Gambia, Future In Our Hands Gambia, UN Office of High Commission on Human Rights/West Africa Regional Office (UNOHCHR/WARO) among others (find below a table on list of similar assignments executed in the recent past).

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Meet The Team

Falie CK Baldeh

Executive Director

Modou Baldeh

Executive Director

Dr Lamin KM Fatty


Dr. Mamma Sawaneh