The RDF Centre was established in a multistoried building raised in the centre of Islamabad, on a piece of land measuring 5000 sq-yards donated by the government. From the rent of this building RDF was financing the expenditures on administrative services. The building is now been demolished and a new 10 story complex has planned, work on which has started under an agreement with an investor. The new state of the art building will be having 3 basements for car parking and nine floors above ground. The building design is prepared by one of Pakistan’s top architects Nayyer Ali Dada.
This complex on completion will provide enough income to not only support administrative expenditures but also enough funds to undertake village development schemes in partnership with CBOs.
Once completed, the complex in addition to its normal functions will become an institution for IRDS & SANGO and facilities will be provided for conducting research and publications on various aspects of rural development. In addition national and international level seminars will be held to share information with the experts worldwide. It will also provide a base for training and developing leadership in the CBOs through providing them technical training in preparation and management of projects and increasing the capacity building of CBOs.