International Forum of Research Donors (IFORD)

The International Forum of Research Donors (IFORD) is an informal network of aid agencies, private foundations and multilateral organizations that provide significant funds for research, research capacity building, and innovation related to international development.

IFORD provides its members with a platform for sharing information about their organizations’ strategies, funding priorities, and programs; learning from each other; discussing issues of mutual interest; and also for exploring opportunities for joint activities.

IFORD meets annually to discuss and reflect on issues related to research for development.