Honouring Nepal’s remarkable women within the Rural Access Programme

08 March 2018, Ruth McPake, Lorenza Geronimo

IMC has celebrated International Women’s Day with an award ceremony in our Nepal office in Kathmandu, to highlight women’s achievements and contribution to their communities within the UK Aid-funded Rural Access Programme.

Partnerships that increase opportunities for Nepali women

21 February 2018, Lorenza Geronimo, Ruth McPake

CONNECT, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development and delivered by IMC, is working with Nepal’s private sector to create jobs for poor women.

Resilience is all about balance

01 February 2018, Rumana Kabir

In this blog post, IMC’s disaster risk management and sustainability expert Rumana Kabir shares her views on how development practitioners and states should build systems that increase communities’ resilience to disasters.

Seminar takes stock of UKAid-funded programme to boost private sector-led growth in Zimbabwe

26 January 2018, Lorenza Geronimo

The Business Enabling Environment Programme (BEEP) in Zimbabwe has been funded by the UK Department for International Development since 2014 to promote pro-growth reforms and make the country more business-friendly.

How can IMC help countries and firms boost investment and trade through development aid?

18 January 2018, Susan Haird

IMC Associate Director Susan Haird introduces our Trade and Investment team and the services it provides to help low-income countries to create jobs and alleviate poverty.

How can we build a climate-resilient future?

20 December 2017, Jonathan Essex

Natural disasters are nothing new and climate change means their severity is likely to increase in the future. To limit further destruction and suffering and increase long-term resilience of infrastructure and people, a paradigm shift is urgently needed.

Can an innovation prize meet Ghana’s sanitation challenge?

23 November 2017, Lorenza Geronimo

The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana is a prize that encourages local municipalities to find solutions to the country’s sanitation issues. The recent launch of its second phase has provided us with the opportunity to take stock of the lessons learnt so far.

How to supply an ever-growing city with water?

08 November 2017, Philippa Jefferis, Lorenza Geronimo

IMC is rehabilitating the water supply system of Sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown to the benefit of 600,000 people. From space constraints to competing needs, challenges are rife.

Breaking gender barriers in Pakistan’s building industry

17 October 2017

Within the UKAid-funded Humqadam programme, IMC has built and rehabilitated classrooms in over 450 Pakistan's schools. We have been working alongside SmarTek, a firm led by Shahrukh Khan, the first woman CEO in the country’s construction industry.

IMC awarded observer status with the Green Climate Fund

18 September 2017

We are proud to join a network of organisations, firms and individuals working alongside the Green Climate Fund to deliver more sustainable and resilient development worldwide.

Technical assistance for infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

12 September 2017, David Entwistle, Lorenza Geronimo, Stephen Newport

IMC Worldwide’s long experience of implementing donor-funded infrastructure technical assistance programmes has provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the key ingredients that they should include to achieve sustainable impact.

Boosting the potential of Africa’s digital start-ups

11 September 2017

The World Bank-funded XL Africa programme has just selected 20 of Africa's top digital start-ups. They are now being matched with mentors who will prepare them to meet with investors as they seek capital for their businesses growth, regionally and beyond.

What are we learning about innovation prizes?

15 August 2017, Lorenza Geronimo, Private: Gabrielle Minkley

With age-old and new development challenges facing us, we need to find creative solutions. In this blog post, we explore the potential of innovation prizes and lessons learned from implementing them within the UKAid-funded Ideas to Impact programme.

IMC and UKAid team up to promote a reading culture in Pakistan

08 August 2017, Abeera Ahmed, Amina Nasim Khan, Lorenza Geronimo

IMC and UKAid donated a library to a primary school in Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad, which will increase access to books among pupils and, ultimately, stimulate curiosity, learning and problem-solving skills.