The International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental organization founded in Washington, DC in 1948 with the objective to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks around the world. With a presence in 118 countries, membership in the IRF is a compelling value proposition that confers the prestige of belonging to the best-recognized global advocate for better roads for a better world.
It plays an important role in all aspects of road policy and development worldwide. For governments and financial institutions, the IRF provides a wide base of expertise for planning road development strategy and policy. For the private sector, the IRF is a business network, a link to external institutions such as United Nations agencies or the World Bank, and a business card of introduction to government officials and decision makers. For the community of road professionals, including national road associations, engineering societies, advocacy groups, and institutes of higher learning, the IRF provides an invaluable information and knowledge platform.