About CIRDAP

 The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) is a regional, intergovernmental and autonomous institution working for Integrated Rural Development in the Asia-Pacific region since 1979. 

The main objectives of the CIRDAP are to: (i) assist national action, (ii) promote regional cooperation, and (iii) act as a servicing institution for its member countries for promotion of integrated rural development through research, action research, training and information, communication and dissemination.

Operating through contact ministries and link institutions in member countries, CIRDAP promotes technical cooperation among nations of the region by playing a supplementary role in supporting and furthering the effectiveness of integrated rural development programmes in Asia-the Pacific region.

CIRDAP has 15 member countries which are namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh (host state), Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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