PROFILE and GOVERNANCE
Created in 2008, IDO is a charity registered under the French law of 1901 governing associations
IDO was created by Jean Chevallier, Philippe Lacour- Gayet, Jacques Delouvrier , ( all former executives at Schlumberger ) and a former consultant in the water sector, Michel Seguin
Operations are primarily in Chad , where there are bases in Moundou and Doba. IDO has also conducted operations in the Republic of Congo
Annual budget of ~ 400K Euros, with donations sourced from both private donors and public bodies
Institutional financing : European Union, French Development Agency(AFD), UNICEF and the City of Paris
Funding from private foundations : Caritas France, Didier and Martine Primat Foundation
Partners: CELIAF and CERDI in Chad; CARITAS Congo and Doctors of Africa in Congo
People and organizations who support IDO's work and contribute to its development become either full or associate members, depending on their level of involvement.
IDO follows the best practices for the governance of NGOs, with a governing board of 3 to 7 members.
The directors are elected by the General Assembly of full members that meets once a year.
IDO's financial accounts are certified by an external auditor