The International Development Institute-Africa (IDIA) was founded in 2008 as International Institute of health and development Policy and Research ( IIHDPAR ) . IDIA is registered in Kenya as a private value based knowledge enterprise founded on Christian principles. Initially it operated as (Africa Health And Development - AHEAD) which was founded in 2002 as a consultancy firm . IDIA focuses on finding solutions to Africa’s problems of poor leadership, ill health, poverty and underdevelopment.
The primary aim of IDIA is to find solutions to Africa’s underdevelopment challenges through value based education, applied research, consultancy, policy analysis and social enterprise. IDIA has worked in over 25 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa.