The IDPMS was established in 1988 to work with local governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions, or PRIs) on rural livelihood programs in Karnataka. The organization initially worked to implement programs that were financed by the Dutch government. In 1999 the Netherlands terminated its support, and the IDPMS changed its name from Indo-Dutch Project Management Society to Initiatives for Development through Participation of Marginalized Sections, keeping the same acronym — IDPMS. At the same, time, it also restructured to focus on two key areas: developing products for the poor and development-related research. Through the Partnership Initiative, the IDPMS will work on monitoring the procurement and distribution of medicines at the local level through an expenditure tracking methodology. Read IDPMS’ Profile


  • Mr. S. Sadananda Executive Director
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Area of Expertise

Expenditure tracking and analysis of access to health services at the local level.

Major Current Activities

  • IDPMS's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative.
  • IDPMS monitors the procurement and distribution of drugs at the local level through incorporating an expenditure tracking methodology.