Who We Are

The International Development Services (IDS) is the international development department of The Salvation Army in the Netherlands.

Based at the National Headquarters (NHQ) in Almere, IDS supports development and disaster management programs implemented by The Salvation Army worldwide. In collaboration with the International Headquarters (IHQ) in London and other International Support Offices (ISOs), we provide financial resources and technical support that enables Salvation Army offices in developing countries to realize their mission. Originally a Christian mission department run by one retired officer and a few volunteers, IDS has developed since 2005 into a professional service organization with more than 10 staff members and an annual budget of €3 million, with €0,6 million in government grants and €2,3 million in private fundraising.