The Vision of IRDP is
“To be a centre of excellence for both academic and professional work in rural development planning and management for poverty reduction and sustainable development”
All prime activities at the Institute are geared towards fulfilling the Institutions mission.
The Mission of IRDP is
“to facilitate the process of rural development planning by providing training and education, research and public services (consultancy) in rural development planning and management aimed at bridging the knowledge gap among different practitioners of development planning, which include the central government sectors, local government authorities, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and the private sector”