Mission: iDE creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor, rural households.

International Development Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1983, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.ideglobal.org

  1031 33RD ST STE 270
Denver CO 80205-2772



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

95

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Finance & Accountability, 55% Impact & Results, and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

85

out of 100

The score earned by International Development Enterprises is a passing score

This V5 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

85

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

79.73%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

16/16 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

69.83%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



ELIZABETH ELLIS, CEO

$283,524


DEEPAK KHADKA, COUNTRY DIRECTOR, BANGLADESH

$202,419


MIKE ROBERTS, COUNTRY DIRECTOR, CAMBODIA

$168,192


KATHRYN DANGERFIELD, VP OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS

$157,587


ABDI DEBELA DINKA, VP OF FINANCE

$148,949


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Domestic organization with activities outside U.S. (BMF activity code: 910)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


International Development Enterprises reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Although we did feel a financial impact from COVID-19 due to reduced scope and/or funding in various projects, and some contracts were delayed or cancelled, we were able to pivot and adapt quickly and therefore did not have a significant decrease in funding in 2020. Our overall program expenses were also impacted, and had a minimal decline due to increased travel restrictions making it more difficult to serve some of our remote clients. We were however able to retain staff through our PPP loan. We continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 on our work, and maintaining strong liquidity helps us to absorb a portion of future losses. We have adapted to continue to have impact in the field, due in large part to the ongoing commitments of generous donors, whose flexible investment has helped us to pivot to the areas of greatest need and greatest opportunity.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

To respond to the pandemic, iDE developed a Covid Response Team (CRT) to work directly with our country offices and to ensure frequent and effective communication. The CRT invited country offices to send any and all relevant COVID-19 information as well as information around: • Programmatic impacts and changes • Financial impacts and changes • Donor or prime communications, changes or impacts • Office modality changes • Local restrictions and border restrictions. This information was analyzed and shared with iDE’s executive team in order for them to make rapid, informed decisions for the global organization and for specific country office needs. All country offices had to move into telework at least once. Some offices moved to telework on multiple separate occasions. In returning to the office many offices took different approaches varying from only key staff being allowed to return, using a shift rotation for staff, or where possible, major social distancing within office spaces.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

As the world was impacted by the pandemic, we recognized that we needed to be resilient in the face of a rapidly changing, dynamic environment. So instead of standing still, we got to work, doubling down on our commitments and adapting our approach. Our creative technical and operational pivots, and prudent financial management helped us stay afloat and continue to deliver impact for over 800,000 people around the globe. Examples of our teams' efforts in adapting to the pandemic include: In Ghana, we leveraged the Sama Sama sanitation program to build over 65 handwashing stations and share key handwashing messaging. In Cambodia, we repurposed the Yey Komru hygiene campaign, urging families to guard against disease. And in Mozambique, we adopted a number of safety precautions including social distancing in lines, handwashing stations, and mask wearing. Through these practices in Mozambique we safely forged ahead with trade fairs for 18,000 farmers impacted by cyclones in 2019.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Throughout the pandemic, we further focused our efforts on digitizing the last mile and we will continue to lean into this opportunity moving forward. With travel severely limited in 2020, iDE helped provide critical pest and disease information delivered through text messages. At the beginning of the pandemic, farmers in Nepal were facing a new, critical threat: the invasive fall armyworm, which can destroy entire harvests. Timely updates can help prevent crop loss, but many farmers live in remote areas with poor access to up-to-date information. iDE worked with researchers to provide Farm Business Advisors (FBAs) and other market actors with information through SMS on pest control and local market prices for fruits and vegetables, which they then shared with local farmers. These iDE-trained entrepreneurs reached 83,000 farmers each week with critical information, allowing them to prevent crop failure and maintain their profits.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

100

out of 100

International Development Enterprises is highly cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$120 increases the earnings of a smallholder farming family in Zambia by $520.


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Impact & Results Report

100

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Women's and Men's Shelter

Activities

The program improves livelihoods via a corps of Farm Business Advisor entrepreneurs who connect farmers with inputs, markets, credit, services, and advice. The nonprofit links advisors with business partners and trains advisors on business practices.

Program Type

Livelihood Support

Beneficiaries Served

People living in poverty

Program Geography

Zambia

Time Period of Data

5/1/14 to 6/30/16


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Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric

Increase in earnings of a smallholder farming family.


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


Outcome data collected through a sample-based survey of both treated and control smallholder-farming households where crop production, expenditure, and agricultural practices data is collected. Data is combined with project sales/transaction data housed on Salesforce.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


As part of our income survey approach, we used a statistically-powered 'difference in difference' design to establish the attributable income change of the program on participants over and above the non-program participants.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Statement

$120 increases the earnings of a smallholder farming family in Zambia by $520.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of livelihood support programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Highly cost-effective

Nonprofit Comment

Before publishing, we ask every nonprofit we can to review our work, offer corrections and provide a comment.


This nonprofit did not provide a comment

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2018. This rating is based on data reported by the nonprofit using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. Using data from the platform, analysts calculated impact and assigned a rating.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



International Development Enterprises reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$17,967,080

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


iDE maintains country programs in Central America, Asia and Africa including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Honduras. Employing 1,234 staff (98% in the  ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by International Development Enterprises is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


iDE creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households. We design and deliver market-based solutions in Agriculture and WASH in 9 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central America. Much more than a collection of technologies and field offices, we are a globally integrated ecosystem of over 1,000 staff, passionate about innovation and entrepreneurism.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Powering entrepreneurs to end poverty.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: iDE’s goal in agriculture is to have a large and lasting impact on the incomes and well-being of small-scale farmers. On average, the farmers we work with see an annual income gain of $265.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: iDE’s goal in WASH is to make radical improvements in health, nutrition, and productivity of rural people through the reduction of diarrheal-related disease.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: iDE's goal in Climate & Resilience is to improve the resilience of communities to climate shocks and stresses based on the different contexts that we work in.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

In the past 12-18 months, iDE has made a significant investment into our current/future leaders. This investment has been allocated towards staff professional development, which allows our employees to choose areas that they are interested in and want to further develop. iDE also invests in the leadership and career development of our employees to maintain/obtain the mandatory credit hours associated with professional development certifications (ex. SPHR, Salesforce Administration, Project Management).

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

iDE participates in a wide range of mobilization and advocacy efforts to further promote our mission to power entrepreneurs to end poverty. In addition to our marketing and social media campaigns, we have hosted thought leadership panels and have been selected as featured presenters at industry-focused conferences. We have also published research and have been featured in case studies and reports published by organizations including the International Water Management Institute, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Farming First. Additionally, we have developed and fostered strategic partnerships with organizations to further leverage our mutual expertise and values to create transformational impact for families, communities, and the sector as a whole.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


As the world was impacted by the pandemic, we recognized that we needed to be resilient in the face of a rapidly changing, dynamic environment. So instead of standing still, we got to work, doubling down on our commitments and adapting our approach. Our creative technical and operational pivots, and prudent financial management helped us stay afloat and continue to deliver impact where it matters most. While COVID-19 remains a significant threat in the countries we work in, we remain committed to powering entrepreneurs to end poverty. Examples of our teams' efforts in adapting to the pandemic include: In Ghana, we leveraged the Sama Sama sanitation program to build over 65 handwashing stations and share key handwashing messaging. In Cambodia, we repurposed the Yey Komru hygiene campaign, urging families to guard against disease. And in Mozambique, we safely forged ahead with trade fairs for 18,000 farmers impacted by cyclones in 2019.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

International Development Enterprises is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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