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 enable organisations to strengthen their capacity, using Theory of Change to inform our participatory approach.

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:

Monitoring and Evaluation for Results 10-days

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Course Outline:

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and examples of effective practice you will learn how to:

  • decide what and how to monitor with different stakeholders
  • clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • plan a project using the logical framework
  • develop indicators and targets
  • participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • design and manage evaluation
  • use your M&E findings to stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in.
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system

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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 Ive 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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    Monitoring and Evaluation training in Brighton

    Paddy MacDonald (centre front), wife of IMA's founder Ian MacDonald meets our monitoring and evaluation training participants in Brighton. Paddy tells us 'IMA started as a project round our kitchen table'; she was very pleased to see we are still thriving.  She saw participants devising their own logframes today on topics including; improving health in rural populations, agriculture communities, small-scale farmers being more resilient, improving air quality and educating girls. Coming from 12 different countries working in governments, foundations, INGOs as well as the private sector, gives them a great opportuntiy to share experience and learn from each other not just from the trainers. Those staying for the second week of the course will use their new M&E skills on a live case with an INGO in Brighton next week.