Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) – the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development – is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation, working mainly in partnership with over 50 countries in the Mediterranean and intertropical zone, including Small Island States and some EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories. IRD sets its priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, to steer development policies. Combining critical analysis into the implementation of these goals, IRD seeks to tackle the challenges facing us today: global, environmental, economic, social and cultural changes that affect the whole planet. IRD staff counts 2019 agents in 65 research units of which 35% work outside France. With its partners, IRD brings together a community of 7000 people. IRD has an original approach to research, expertise, training and knowledge, which put science and innovation as the first drivers of development. Over 20 research units are involved in marine and terrestrial ecosystem and ecosystem services studies, including the UMR-Espace Dev, involved in the MOVE-ON project.
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)