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.
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 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.
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?
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.