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:

Financial Management, Communication and Project Funding

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Course Outline:

The practical participatory sessions use a balance of discussions, participatory group work, games and individual activities, where you learn how to:
  • apply financial management within different settings using interactive case studies and examples.
  • plan and monitor budgets, using financial information to make good decisions
  • assess and set up robust financial systems and control risk
  • manage the expectations of donors for project funding and financial reporting and
  • communicate finance management with stakeholders, across the world as well as within your office.

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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 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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    How can ToC and KM dovetail to support the development of your organisational strategy?

    The work we are doing with AVERT in Brighton is a good example. AVERT called on us to support their thinking process as they develop their next 5-year Strategic Plan. As a starting point we explored the team’s thinking around AVERT’s work and reason for being: working globally on HIV and AIDS prevention. We discussed the importance of personal and organisational assumptions, highlighting how much we need to be aware of these as they frame our view of reality and of how social change happens. The team have been developing their Theory of Change over the past few weeks and we are now using our Knowledge Management approach to look at the knowledge (and information, culture, ways of operating) that AVERT needs to access and to provide, both internally and externally, to support and improve the work it is doing. The workshops have enabled the team to articulate their personal perspectives on how the organisation functions; review operational rationale;  enrich institutional memory and develop new ideas, while all the time fostering ownership of the joint process.