World Development Foundation (WDF) (WDFINDIA) is a foundation with a mission to improve the life of poor and marginalised people. It is a non-governmental organisations based in New Delhi, India. World Development Foundation has been recognised as partner to Government of India with details of sector/ key issues being handled by it and the operational areas (region/ districts) of the country. WDF uses the mass media such as broadcasting, ICT and Communication technologies to spread knowledge in the fields of agriculture, healthcare, livelihood generation and removal of ignorance. World Development Foundation was founded in 2003. Since then it is engaged in educating the poor people for uplifting their economic and social condition. WDF is using Community Radio, Mass Media, ICT, New media and Internet for this purpose. This includes WDFINDIA Channel on YouTube for promoting the use of new methods of agriculture and horticulture practices to be used for increasing food and livestock production in India and neighboring countries
World development Foundation did the project for use of Community Radio Stations for livelihood generation in various part of India in the partnership of Media Lab Asia. Under the project, the first radio was established at Ranchi. In all, first five Community Radio Stations in Agricultural Universities were established at Ranchi, Coimbatore, Hissar, Faizabad, and Raipur in India under this project. Apart from informing and educating farmers about agriculture and best practices in technology, seed, soil, weather, climate, community radio is also being used to bring to focus important social issues on health, education, laws etc. WDF has implemented 25 such projects.The initiative taken by World development Foundation andMedia Lab Asia resulted in Community Radio being taken as an approved extension scheme for funding by Ministry of Agriculture (India).WDF is trying to take the expertise to help countries in Africa in using Community Radio for development.
WDF implemented a project Agriculture Knowledge Dissemination System for empowering the farmers in Bihar under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana of Government of India. The Project on Agricultural Knowledge Dissemination System (ANDS) in Bihar included: (1) consultancy and system implementation for setting up an Electronic Media & Production Centre (EMPC) consisting of audio and video studios, PCR room, recording/edition room, digital archives (2) dissemination system consisting of web-casting using Web Portal for agriculture related services, SMS facilities for farmers and high speed internet connectivity between BAU and five KVKs (Video Conferencing)and common Services Centres (CSCs) using available Internet with these CSCs and (3) developing 300 hrs of information on recommended package of practices for the mandate crops in the form of video/audio/multimedia. Several workshops participated by, farmers, NGOs, Self Help Groups, experts, scientists etc. were held for Brain Storming Sessions to decide the content for Agriculture Knowledge System. This project was conceived for starting the second Green Revolution in Bihar. WDF developed, designed and implemented the project, for dissemination of agriculture knowledge to farmers under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (State Plan Scheme of Additional Central Assistance).
Currently WDF is in process of establishing seven Community Radio Stations in Ethiopia in various regions for education and development.