International Foundation for Population and Development

We promote microbusinesses to foster sustainable social and economic integration

Created in 1999 and based in Geneva, the International Foundation for Population and Development (IFPD) is recognized as a not-for-profit organization. Our main mission is to address social marginalization, and contribute to the autonomy of vulnerable people through the implementation of vocational training and entrepreneurship programs. In collaboration with local NGOs as well as private, public and academic actors, we operate in India, Nepal, Brazil and Switzerland.

We are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN

IFPD’s action is fully in line with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in 2015. The Foundation encourages access to employment and income generation; its programs promote economic growth and social inclusion through vocational training and entrepreneurship.

Gender Equality

We focus on women and youth as the building blocks of families and societies.

Reduced Inequalities

We promote social entrepreneurship in a diversified range of sectors as a significant solution to reduce inequalities, through engaging with youth and promoting female leadership

Decent Work and Economic Growth

We work towards the promotion of social entrepreneurship and the development of business skills to facilitate financial autonomy, and sustain local poverty reduction

Partnerships to achieve the Goals

We set up multi-actor alliances and create synergies between a variety of stakeholders

We are dedicated to creating a lasting impact through our actions.

Social Entrepreneurship

Vocational training


Health & Sanitation

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Diverse women!

Make a donation

The continuous commitment of our donors has allowed us to accomplish our mission for more than 20 years! Donations are tax-deductible

Committed companies & organizations

Strengthen your social responsibility by partnering with our Foundation.
You can contribute to promising projects for an enhanced professionalization of marginalized entrepreneurs through offering:
– Short-term internships in your company
– Business expertise
– Equipment to support microbusinesses
– Social investments for the development of inclusive models

Life in a small Rajasthan village, India

Volunteer your time

Do you want to support our actions by donating your time? Get in touch with us to learn about how you can volunteer.