We have won more and bigger projects that should significantly improve lives worldwide. We also entered new territories with new clients and recruited talented people.
We have strengthened financial, IT, HR, quality management and communications systems and extended share ownership to all permanent staff to ensure that those who contribute to IMC’s success will reap future rewards.
We have joined and participated in Centre for Development Results, a new organisation that contributes to increasing the impact, accountability, and value for money in international development.
In 2013, we registered an office in the US. Three years later we led three Millennium Challenge Corporation-funded frameworks and were support partners on four USAID frameworks. Moreover, we worked with USAID and MCC on three projects in Sierra Leone and Nepal.
We continued to work in conflict-affected states such as Syria, South Sudan and Pakistan. To meet the compliance and security challenge that this poses, we have enhanced systems across risk, quality and internal financial management, legal compliance, human resources, health and safety, and anti-corruption and appointed a Duty of Care and Security Director.
In Nepal, we have won a three-year extension to the DFID Rural Access Programme, through which we have been building over 1,000km and maintaining 2,000km of roads since 1999 to connect rural communities to essential services and market.
Thanks to our 10-year expertise in providing call-down and knowledge management services, we have secured follow-on framework contracts, such as the Global Evaluation Framework Agreement II and the Expert Advisory Call-Down Services Framework – Lot C. Through the latter, we will provide DFID and other departments with high-quality resources and technical expertise on issues relating to global prosperity.
We explore new technologies to increase value for money for donors. Within the education infrastructure Humqadam programme in Pakistan, we have been using a management information system with instant remote access for our client, DFID, to monitor work quality and progress. In Malawi, we now use mobile application Roadroid to help national roads authorities streamline road rehabilitation planning within the European Union-funded Transport Sector Policy Support Programme.
We invite you to read more about the work we were privileged to undertake in 2016 in the full version of our Annual Report. Our accomplishments are the result of our team’s hard work, passion and talent, which have positioned us to continue our story into 2017 and beyond.
Cover photo: Mina Khadka is one of the beneficiaries of CONNECT, which is part of the DFID-funded Rural Access Programme (RAP) in Nepal. Thanks to the partnerships built by RAP CONNECT, dairy farmers like Mina have entered long-term supply agreements with micro, small and medium enterprises.
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.