As a dynamic and vibrant local NGO, HIDO has all the necessary ingredients in terms of institutional capacity. It has well-built systems and structures in place, has well equipped and qualified staff, different policies, manuals, strategies, and guidelines, and independent and well-staffed Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) unit. Furthermore, HIDO has strong and robust credibility and experience in participatory grass-roots program designing, and implementation. In collaboration and partnership with various development actors, HIDO implemented projects of various natures ranging from small to very large, achieved remarkable results, and positively changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In recognition to its outstanding achievements, good track records, and its reputation in participatory project implementation and positive impact achievement, HIDO has become one of the most preferred local NGOs to work with and received several national and international recognitions and awards.
HIDO works in selected woredas in three regions in Ethiopia, namely: Addis Ababa City Administration, Amhara, and Oromia regions. HIDO also has a plan to expand its geographic coverage to SNNPR region. HIDO has five well designed and integrated programmatic intervention areas, namely:- a) Child and Youth Development, b) Health, c) Education, d) Livelihood/Economic Strengthening, and e) Human Rights, Good Governance, Gender and Social Inclusion. HIDO’s target groups include:- Orphans and Highly Vulnerable Children (OVC/HVC), Populations at Risk of HIV Infection (Key Populations and Priority Populations), Unemployed Youth, Women and Girls in Need, People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), and Destitute Elderly. Over the past twenty years, HIDO directly reached over 400,000 target beneficiaries through the above five integrated development programs and enabled them to lead healthier, dignified and better lives. Approximately, 65% of HIDO’s beneficiaries and 90 % of HIDO’s volunteers are women. Moreover, HIDO successfully built the capacity of local government authorities, community based organizations/associations, and health education service providers through technical, financial and material supports.