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

  • Tenzin Wangchuk, Bhutan

    This course has been an agent of change in thinking on overall perspectives. The training course builds confidence and transforms individuals and institutions with contemporary leadership and management skills.

  • Peter Ndilowe, Malawi

    IMA provide state of the art training based on principles of participatory methods and concepts that have been rigorously tested.

  • 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.

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    IMA December Update - news and resources

    Season’s greetings. As is traditional for our December Update we have a round-up of the year including some highlights of work we have done with INGOs, governments and UN agencies recently.  We are looking forward to 2017 and delivering open training courses in our new location of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as returning to our regular locations; Bangkok, Cape Town, Brighton, Brussels and Nairobi.  We also have two new training courses;  Resource Mobilisation and Funding to help NGOs who want to have more control of their organisation’s future, and Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation for Results which is ideal for IMA M&E alumni and others with M&E experience to take their skills to the next level.   We look forward to creating more learning spaces for social change in 2017 - please come and join in! Wishing you a peaceful seasonal break and happy new year from us all at IMA - Chris Grose, Managing Director.   Read our full Update as a PDF and you can also sign up to receive it.