RDRS Bangladesh

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RDRS Bangladesh is a development organization committed to change through empowering the rural poor.

Established in 1972 to assist with relief and rehabilitation of greater Rangpur-Dinajpur region immediately following the War of Independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the RDRS program evolved into a sectoral then comprehensive effort. Formerly the Bangladesh field program of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service, RDRS became a national development organization in 1997.

Core values of RDRS – Compassion, loyalty and commitment for, by and with the poor; Equality and participation; Integrity, dedication, and professionalism; and Responsibility, accountability and transparency.

It provides development opportunities and services to around 1,940,785 landless and marginal families in 13 districts, and work with 385 community-based organizations (Federations) seeking to empower their grassroots members. RDRS maintains a staffing of over 3,000, over 90% of whom are field-based.

RDRS Bangladesh is registered under NGO Affairs Bureau. Its registration number is 003; and registration date is 22 April 1981 with renewal on 15 May 2015.

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