Strength & Growth

Organizational capacity

In 22 years of active participation in development and relief program, EMRDA has acquired immense experience and capacity in project implementation. It has been conducting its Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) since 1998. The OCA depicted that EMRDA’s improvement from time to time; bring it to organizational maturity level. Some of the dimensions that showed greater improvement are Governance, Management Practices, Human and Financial Resources, Logistics, Program Implementation, External Relations and Intuitional Sustainability.

  1. EMRDA has developed its own administration and finance system with  appropriate software like Peachtree and logistic manuals;
  2. It has able to develop M&E system, M&E personnel, M&E manual, M&E matrixes and checklists to monitor  activities of the  projects;
  3. It has established facilities at head quarter and branch offices with vehicle, computer and modern communications systems;
  4. Capable of preparing and executing any project proposals and activities that are in line with organizational objectives and values;
  5. Established networking with professional associations, research institutions and other international & national development agencies and forums;
  6. Its finance has been audited up to 2015 by an external auditing firm and it has proved to have strong financial system and personnel;
  7. Organizational capacity assessment was made as of 2012 for the 5th time by external consultant.

EMRDA’s organizational strengths:


  • It has large constituency at grassroots level especially in the pastoral and remote areas of the rural community,
  • There is trust between the communities and the organization
  • It is cost effective in reaching the community as religious leaders teach the society while praying.
  • The religious leaders who are working with EMRDA are highly accepted among the community.
  • It has good relations with the government and donors.
  • It is well experienced in implementing the development interventions so that it has a capacity to prepare any type of project proposals.

EMRDA’s major opportunities for growth:


  • The contemporary global campaign on poverty reduction particularly in rural and pastoral development such as the MDG.
  • The government’s rural-centered development plan;
  • Large domain of the grass root community represented by Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and Community Management Committee (CMC) of various EMRDA’s interventions;
  • Good-will developed with various international & National partner organizations and individuals through holiday and other special occasion disclosing organizational good wishes;