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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, encourage 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.

Disaster management and development: two sides of the same coin?

07 December 2016, Rumana Kabir, Lorenza Geronimo

Today, we talk with Rumana Kabir, IMC’s Senior Consultant for disaster management and climate change adaptation, with over 16 years’ experience in international development.

UK Foreign Secretary’s visit to Kinnaird high school reinforces message for girls’ education

02 December 2016

On 25 November, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited one of the 174 schools that IMC has rehabilitated so far in Pakistan as part of the DFID-funded School Construction and Rehabilitation Programme.

How is IMC promoting road sector innovation in Malawi?

28 November 2016, Lorenza Geronimo, John White

As part of the European Union-funded Transport Sector Policy Support Programme, IMC is helping Malawi’s authorities make the most of information and communication technologies in road rehabilitation planning.

How to scale up WASH innovative technologies?

23 November 2016, Lorenza Geronimo, Private: Veronica Di Bella

IMC’s water and sanitation specialist Veronica Di Bella participated in a live Q&A organised by the Guardian, which shed light on the future of innovation in the WASH sector and major challenges.

Challenges from the Nepal earthquake, over a year on

19 October 2016, Froeydis Gording

Among those affected by the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal were our members of staff, whom IMC supported in the rebuilding process with grants and interest-free loans.