The distinctive position which IRSP has under its belt, making it a national level development agency due to  pioneering and successful completion of Community Led Total Sanitation project in District Mardan in the year 2004. During the first phase of project 5 villages were declared Open Defecation Free.

After successful completion of the project, WSP-SA “World Bank” extended their support for capacity building of IRSP. IRSP officials were trained outside the country by expert trainers like Kamal Kar in the field of water and sanitation. Since then its staff has been visiting countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand and Turkey and have been exposed to good practices.

Training imparted by IRSP to various organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan

During 2006 IRSP emerged as Resource organization in WASH sector with the support of WSP-SA. The project signed with WSP initiated a movement of scaling up of CLTS across the country and many organization and Government agencies were trained in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion.

Following organization were trained by IRSP on CLTS and Hygiene Promotion:

  1. Thar Rural Development Program Umar Kot Sindh (TRDP)
  2. Baluchistan Rural Support Program (BRSP)
  3. Agha Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP)
  4. Plan Pakistan and Partners
  5. SABAWON International
  6. Islamic Relief International
  7. Rural Support Program Network (RSPN)
  8. RWSSP
  9. Tears Fund Afghanistan
  10. Water Aid Pakistan Partners (14 partners in Punjab and interior Sindh)
  11. Children First Staff, Muzaffar Abad
  12. Sungi staff, Muzaffar Abad
  13. Friends Foundation Rawal Pindi
  14. Orientation to IRC Peshawar Project staff
  15. TMA Chitral
  16. Needs Cluster Khanewal (12 NGOs)
  17. Orientation to 23 TMAs of KPK
  18. Society for Human Development (SHD) Toba Tek Singh
  19. National Rural Support Program (NRSP)
  20. Social Solidarity Society (SDS) Gujranwala
  21. Sahil Development Organization Gujranwala
  22. Karwan Craft Gujranwala
  23. CBOs in Tehsil Chota Lahore
  24. Tarraqi Balochistan
  25. Baluchistan Education and Environment Journey (BEEJ)
  26. SMART Balochistan
  27. WES Net
  28. Sukhar Foundation Mitti Tharparkar
  29. Women Political School Peshawar and Abbotabad staff