What is the Independent Development Trust (IDT)?
The Independent Development Trust is a Schedule 2 Public Entity established in 1990 as a development management agency.
The IDT has a mandate to contribute to the government in meeting its social mandate of alleviating poverty in improving the quality of life of poor rural communities.
The IDT has created a reputation of being a development programme implementing agency focusing on development planning, implementation, and the coordination of government programmes.
Vision of the IDT
“To be the leading knowledge-based development agency.”
Mission of the IDT
The IDT, together with strategic partners, will enable poor communities to access resources, recognises and unlock their own potential and continuously improve their quality of life.
Core Business areas
The essential activities and strength of IDT fall within five core business areas:
Development programme management for government;
Leveraging/Harnessing resources for poor communities;
Institutional Delivery and Capacity Building for programme delivery and sustainable development;
Knowledge Management to create a vibrant culture of learning and growth;
Social Facilitation to encourage community participation in the development intervention in order to ensure ownership and sustainability.