Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD) is a research and consulting organisation based in Sydney, Australia, and working internationally.

We undertake applied, strategic and policy-oriented research for government, universities, non-profit organisations and businesses. For us, research is just one aspect of the change process, so we help integrate practice based knowledge, community voices, stakeholder concerns and policy visions to develop actionable solutions. We specialise in environmental management and international development, covering water management, agriculture and food security, forested landscapes, climate change, rural livelihoods, and disaster risks management.

Our popular consulting services include areas such as strategic planning, organisational change, policy analysis, program formulation and evaluation, and action-oriented social learning in the context of sustainable development.

Our geographic capability covers Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific, East Asia, and South Asia. We are building collaboration with a range of targeted organisations globally, with East Africa and Central/Western Asia as the next level priority regions.