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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    The IMA team were in Bangkok this work at a writeshop with several objectives: To familiarize South East Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC) trainers with revised materials for Leaders, Executives and Decision Makers to work with the Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (LEAD EAFM) toolkit.  Review, provide feedback and finalise LEAD tools.  Through trialing the 1-day and 2-hour High Level Consultation (HLCs) agendas, support SEAFDEC trainers in preparation for “Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling through the Introduction of Bycatch Reduction Technologies and Change of Management (REBYC) LEAD HLCs scheduled for Vietnam 17-18 October and Philippines 25-26 October and SEAFDEC Programme Committee Meeting (PCM) in late November