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We promote human rights and fullness of life for all, especially those made poor

About Us

Edmund Rice Development is a development agency established in 2008 in Ireland by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and governed today by an independent board of directors.

Edmund Rice Development (ERD) is dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice. We collaborate to support the sustainability of our partner projects by sourcing funding, building donor engagement and working with our partners to improve development capacity. ERD is committed to transparency and accountability, and to an efficient, effective operation that impacts positively on the lives of people made poor.

ERD supports the international development projects and programmes of our Edmund Rice Mission partners in the areas of Education (formal and informal), Community Development and Advocacy. We provide funding, development and capacity-building support to over 40 partner projects, benefiting over 41,000 people each year in 13 countries across Africa, India, Latin America and the Pacific Rim.


Who We Are

Find out who the members of the ERD team are, and who sits on our Board of Directors, both in Ireland and the UK.
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Edmund Rice Development is a development organisation inspired by the life and vision of Edmund Rice. Through compassionate presence and seeking mutual transformation, we promote human rights and fullness of life for all, especially those...
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Partner Resources

*Partner Policies * Funding and Reporting Policy 2022 Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment 2024: Policy and Guidelines for Development Projects Safeguarding Policy Appendices[/about/policies/safeguarding-appendices/] *Partner Resources * A Practical Guide to Governance for Edmund Rice Development Projects Gender...
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About Edmund Rice

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice was born on the 1st June 1762. He was born in Callan, Ireland at a time of great troubles. England totally dominated the land and people of Ireland. The laws of the time made it particularly difficult, even dangerous for people to practice their Catholic faith.
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Edmund Rice Development have offices in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Click through to find our addresses, contact details and location maps.
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Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

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