Training and Consultancy for International Development

If you are a development practitioner looking for training or consultancy, we can help. IMA international is a leading provider of participatory and innovative training and consultancy for the international development sector.

We offer the chance for people to reflect on their individual practice, and learn about innovative approaches in development that promote sustainable change. We have trained over 15,000 development practitioners world-wide from non government organisations, UN agencies, governments as well as the private sector.  See our new nine-month action-learning journey New Frontiers for Development, created in partnership with NEF Consulting.

Featured Course:

Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation for Results

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Course Outline:

What you will learn
The course focuses on individual or group development of spreadsheet-based systems for trainees own organisation using theoretical presentation, illustration and practical exercise.
  • the structure and operation of action learning-based model of process learning
  • field assessment using cognitive mapping
  • refinement of non-linear Theory of Change models (some prior knowledge assumed)
  • managerially relevant and analytical output monitoring systems
  • how to quantify intangible higher outcomes in an analytical way
  • comparative analysis of all stages of the results chain
  • how to conduct rapid qualitative reviews to investigate failed assumptions
  • how to manage learning systems.

Upcoming Training Courses

Who we work with

  • Our work spans the globe. See what's been happening in your region. Where we work

  • Rilwanu Usman Argugun, Nigeria

    I really enjoyed the programme. It's actualy experience sharing, very educative and motivating, with participants from diverse races.

  • Ibrahim Abubakar Mungadi, Nigeria

    My experience with IMA at Brighton, UK is memorable. I shared experiences with eight colleagues of six nationalities and became friends. I now have newer skills to handle my job in Nigeria.

  • Armelle Le Theix, Switzerland

    I came to participate in a program and ended with receiving an exceptional gift: a voyage to improving and appreciating myself. Many thanks to IMA's experts.

  • Ratnasari Wijayanti, Indonesia

    It was fun and educating. I think that now I have changed into a new person interested in leaving and sharing knowledge.

  • Rafiqul Islam, Bangladesh

    Great opportunity to meet diverse experts.

  • Nibras Sakafi, Bangladesh

    For me it was a journey of self realisation, the techniques you used were really impressive.

  • D. Emmanuel Williams, Liberia

    IMA's results-based M&E training was exceptional. Great exercises, great learning!

  • Nuno Nunes, China, People's Republic of

    The best training I've ever attended and would like to have participated on the full 2 weeks M&E course.

  • Amira Barghout, Jordan

    A great learning experience and very engaging. It opened my eyes to new ideas and ways of thinking - very motivating.

  • Stephanie Bishop, Barbados

    I recommend IMA's M&E for results 10 day course, it is fantastic.

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    Social protection training of trainers in Kenya

    Evidence from around the world shows that a broader understanding of Social Protection, encompassing universal elements, rather than a poverty focus, ultimately contributes not only to enhancing economic and social well being, but also contributes directly to more cohesive societies. The mindset shift is to move from a benefit approach to one of entitlements as citizens. Last week Silvia Capezzuoli lead on facilitating a week-long WFP-funded training initiative for enhancing social protection in Kenya, with content developed and presented by Development Pathways. This training of trainers (TOT) was the starting point of a WFP-supported Learning and Development programme     supporting the Social Protection Secretariat (SPS) core national team to advocate for broader social protection in Kenya. We created an environment where SPS staff felt comfortable with and debated new content. Most importantly, we ensured participants practised delivering actual mini-sessions to familiarise themselves with all materials and skills needed to facilitate the 2-day social protection course themselves as they move forward.