We are pleased to welcome International Solutions Group to IMC Worldwide
The acquisition of ISG enhances IMC’s presence in the US and our monitoring and evaluation services.
Tuesday 24 April 2018
We are very pleased to announce our recent acquisition of International Solutions Group (ISG), which expands IMC’s growing international development business in the United States and overseas.
ISG, headquartered in Washington, DC, provides expert technical services that improve the performance of humanitarian aid and international development programmes.
Since 2005, ISG has built an impressive portfolio in technology-enabled monitoring and evaluation, research and learning, programmatic capacity building, and organisational development services. This includes ongoing and past programming on behalf of more than 70 aid and development organisations for governments, UN agencies, NGOs, intergovernmental institutions, private foundations, and community- based organisations. ISG’s programmes have focused on a variety of thematic areas, ranging from gender equality and social inclusion to the utilisation of technology to improve the performance of humanitarian aid and development programming.
ISG’s current contract portfolio consists of US government programmes on behalf of the US Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the US Department of State; programming for a range of UN agencies and humanitarian aid actors including ActionAid, Counterpart International, Plan International, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAOC; and intergovernmental organisations and foundations including the World Bank and Women’s World Banking.
We are absolutely thrilled to be joining the IMC family. Because of the exceptional cultural and business alignment of our two companies, we expect a seamless transition where the combined resources of a truly global company means we can deliver even greater value to our clients worldwide.
– Stephen Ladek, ISG’s Founder and Managing Principal
As ISG’s Founder and Managing Principal Stephen Ladek noted, ‘ISG has entrepreneurism in its DNA and our partners and clients value this about us. IMC is an ideal partner in this regard since they reward innovation and celebrate new ways of delivering results through technology and thought leadership backed by deeply rigorous evidence.’
IMC is a leading supplier to the UK’s Department for International Development and a top-five supplier of monitoring and evaluation as well as innovation services. We expanded to serve US aid and development clients in 2013. Since that time, we have grown our US business via multiple awards serving the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID in transportation and vertical structures, monitoring and evaluation, environmental, social, and impact evaluation, and economic appraisal of infrastructure projects.
The addition of ISG comes at a perfect time to help IMC round out our harder infrastructure business lines with vital services that help make investments in these assets much more productive within the communities and economies they serve.
– Gavin English, IMC’s Managing Director
‘IMC’s more than 50-year history in the infrastructure engineering and management consulting space has given us the opportunity to expand into softer infrastructure services over the last decade. Some of the greatest needs in the developing world are related to enhancing the productivity of aid programmes through monitoring and evaluation, learning, entrepreneurism, innovation, and inclusive growth’, says Gavin English, IMC’s Managing Director. ‘Not surprisingly, these are among the firm’s fastest growing practices, so the addition of ISG comes at a perfect time to help IMC round out our harder infrastructure business lines with vital services that help make investments in these assets much more productive within the communities and economies they serve.’
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