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 nine-month action-learning journey New Frontiers for Development, created in partnership with NEF Consulting.

Featured Course:

Public Private Partnerships for Development

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Course Outline:

You learn how to scope and build partnerships through to managing and evaluating progress as well as impact. This interactive course provides you with an understanding of the critical issues in the formation and management of partnerships. You apply your learning through case studies, exercises and roleplays which help to build your practical skills.

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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    Key takeaways from our Brighton ME for Results course

    We believe that for a training course to be a real learning experience, participants need to feel they go home with real ‘takeaways’ which they can comfortably put into practice to improve their work. 18 participants from UNDP, World Bank, Ghana Revenue Authority, Rwanda Electricity Corporation, KOICA, Centre for Communication Programmes Nigeria, Danish Refugee Council, Porticus Trust Kenya, SIDA and independents gathered together for 2 weeks at our seafront venue to talk, listen, learn and share experiences. We know that all 18 participants from 11 different countries definitely acquired new skills and tips at a personal level. In terms of professional development, key takeaways ranged from our action learning approach, which fosters incremental and in-depth understanding, to working with and critiquing participant-owned live case studies. In an open and trusting environment, we unpacked daunting concepts and terminology of Monitoring and Evaluation, taking participants on a reflective journey encompassing critical planning for M&E, stakeholder engagement, tools and frameworks, evaluation approaches and participatory M&E. We discussed how Theory of change can support and structure evaluation processes. We also explored the wider role of M&E ‘champions’ as change agents in their own organisational setting, linking to wider knowledge sharing processes for organisational change. The group who were with us for the Certificate in Development Management were able to weave in a leadership perspective.

    Highlights included:

    • developing logic models and logical frameworks for access for communities programme in Tanzania; livelihoods programme in Ethiopia; internally displaced persons in Syria
    • developing theories of change for human rights programme in Serbia; communities in the Niger Delta; sustainable development for NE Cameroun.
    • constructive critique of 3 current programmes: WASH in Ethiopia; reproductive health Nigeria; sustainable livelihoods in Sudan
    • World Café methodology to explore how to get ‘buy-in’ for M&E
    • and bowling!