Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to play a meaningful role in the socio-economic development of Afghanistan through innovative solutions building on the lessons from the past and with a view to the ever changing world of the digital era.

Our Vision

ODIR turns into platform for selfless individuals, who whole-heartedly strive to make a difference in the lives of Afghans through dedication and concerted efforts with the ultimate goal of leaving a peaceful, prosperous, self-reliant and developed Afghanistan for the future generations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to play a meaningful role in the socio-economic development of Afghanistan through innovative solutions building on the lessons from the past and with a view to the ever changing world of the digital era.

Our Vision

ODIR turns into platform for selfless individuals, who whole-heartedly strive to make a difference in the lives of Afghans through dedication and concerted efforts with the ultimate goal of leaving a peaceful, prosperous, self-reliant and developed Afghanistan for the future generations.

Organizational for Development Innovation & Research (ODIR) was established in 2020 and formally registered with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy in 2022. ODIR is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded with the aim to meaningfully and substantially contribute to Human Development in Afghanistan, with particular focus on marginalized groups, through rigorous research, advocacy and innovative developmental solutions in partnership with the local communities and other national and international actors.

 

Considering the deepening humanitarian crises in the country and its subsequent socio-economic ramifications, we are committed to contributing to addressing these crises through the delivery of humanitarian assistance services in such a way that also contributes to fostering national solidarity and social cohesion. We at ODIR aim at becoming a knowledge-based organization that will exercise thought leadership in support of the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding priorities of the country and will align our programs and initiatives with the emerging realities in Afghanistan in such a manner that duly build on the lessons from the past.

We strongly believe in an active role for the civil society in the area of policy making in Afghanistan’s context. Therefore, a common feature of ODIR’s interventions is its focus on generating evidence, knowledge and ideas, which can contribute to policy making and expending policy choices for addressing the critical humanitarian, developmental and peace-building challenges facing Afghanistan.

As an Afghan-led NGO, we aim to serve as a catalyst for critical national agendas and assist in bringing citizens’ voices to debates and discussions for ensuring the strategic direction of the humanitarian and development interventions carried out in the country. For this purpose, we work collaboratively with the government authorities, the Afghan civil society, Academia, the Afghan private sector as well as the international donor community for fostering a culture of mutual cooperation and accountability in the country.

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