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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, 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.

6 primary challenges of climate adaptation monitoring and evaluation

01 August 2017, Thurstan Wright, Damien Faget, Lorenza Geronimo

More and more climate finance is spent on helping populations to cope with the consequences of global warming. Consequently, monitoring and evaluating the impact of these funds is crucial. It is also complex. Why is that so?

IMC consultant Kirsteen Merrilees awarded for paper on Nepal’s resilience to disasters

12 July 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has awarded the George Stephenson Medal to IMC former member of staff and current consultant Kirsteen Merrilees for her paper 'Natural disasters: an engineer’s perspective in Nepal'.

Why are KPIs important in international development?

19 June 2017, Matt Spannagle, Thurstan Wright

Key performance indicators increase donor accountability, hold multilateral development banks to account and ensure money goes to projects that are likely to work. However, they are not a silver bullet and are sometimes discarded for political reasons.

IMC wins twice at ACE Awards 2017

14 June 2017

On 7 June 2017, IMC won the Association for Consultancy and Engineering awards for Best UK Business Performance - SME and Collaboration Champion of the Year.

What about a career in international development?

28 March 2017, Lorenza Geronimo

IMC has been meeting with students to shed light on the international development sector, which is always on the lookout for new skills to deliver life-changing projects worldwide.

Celebrating women behind the Rural Access Programme in Nepal

23 March 2017, Subhashini Chandran, Ruth McPake, Lorenza Geronimo

On 8 March 2017, IMC celebrated International Women’s Day with a photo exhibition in our Nepal office in Kathmandu, to highlight the role women play within the UKaid-funded Rural Access Programme.

One year after the Paris climate summit: where are we now?

06 February 2017, Lorenza Geronimo, Thurstan Wright

Climate change is putting a strain on societies worldwide, particularly in lower-middle-income countries. The legally binding agreement reached in Paris in 2015 is a major step in the right direction but must be the first of many.

PODCAST: What are the primary challenges of solid waste management?

12 December 2016, Mansoor Ali, Veronica Di Bella, Sajid Chowdhury

Solid waste management is a global major challenge, aggravated by the fact that half of the world's population lives in cities and that developing countries have limited capacity to tackle this issue effectively.