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focused on creating learning spaces for social change

Established 1983   

 

 

 

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We offer international development training coursesconsultancyin-house trainingfacilitationcoaching and events.

 

 

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We work with NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies, national governments, UN agencies and the private sector to build common purpose, develop potential, and discover new ways to stimulate positive change.


Featured course

Monitoring and Evaluation for Results

(5 or 10 days)

Monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes using results approaches

£3250

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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With over 35 years’ experience in the international development,

we have worked with individuals and teams from more the 135 countries.

 

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  • WHY: To foster a real culture of M&E for improved organisational effectiveness
  • WHO: Botswana National Productivity Centre
  • WHAT: 5-day M&E for Results training and 3-day associated Training of Trainers
  • HOW: build M&E capacity for a cross section of 25 staff, and develop a cadre of consultants and researchers to support M&E practice in-house as well as in client-facing work
  • WHERE: Gaborone, Botswana
  • WHEN: February 2019

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“Who eats what food in the family?”

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Tags: FAO, Consultancy, Nutrition

Website: http://www.fao.org/bangladesh/en/

“Who eats what food in the family?” This was a question posed to a group of high school students at a nutrition club meeting today in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. In this ‘Food Plate’ game, groups of students selected the food images that their grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters had eaten at their last evening meal. The differences were discussed keenly with the group. This group of 35 students have been meeting for a year and enjoy inspiring each other as well as their families with nutritious and safe ways of preparing food.  All of this was observed by Leigh Dowsett and Chris...
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  • WHY: OPCW hired IMA International in a consultancy to support the development of a Results Based Management (RBM) system.
  • WHO: Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • HOW: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Den Hague

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  • WHY: To build practitioners’ self-awareness, confidence and skills in their service as accountable decision-makers.
  • WHO: IMA International
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018

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  • WHY: To increase the transparency and openness of development resource flows.
  • WHO: International Aid Transparency Initiative
  • WHAT: Ten years since the International Aid Transparency Initiative set up.
  • HOW: By bringing together governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organisations.

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  • WHY: To champion improvements in the country’s shrimp fisheries management
  • WHO: FAO Brazil
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • HOW: 5 days of training
  • WHERE: Brazil
  • WHEN: 26 - 30 November 2018

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  • WHY: To support a step-wise guide for the implementation of international legal and policy instruments related to deep sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
  • WHO: University of Strathclyde / FAO’s Legal Office / Fisheries Specialists
  • HOW: Consultancy/ Workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018

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Value for Money training in London

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Tags: Value for Money, Training, NEF, London

Website: https://neweconomics.org

  • WHY: To introduce the in-depth exploration and practical applications of different tools including multi-criteria analysis and multi criteria decision-making, CBA, SROI and bottom line outcomes.
  • WHO: IMA International / New Economics Foundation
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: London
  • WHEN: 29 October 2018

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  • WHY: To look collectively at how the Caritas network in this region can share and use its rich knowledge. To explore knowledge management, better understand key concepts, share cases, challenges and to develop good practice
  • WHO: 17 representatives from Caritas organisations in Europe
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Prague
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To foster a cohort of regional FARE trainers able to deliver the FARE course nationally and in the region.
  • WHO: Fisheries and Aquaculture Response to Emergency (FARE)
  • WHAT: Hands-on continuous mini-session practice
  • HOW: 3 days workshop
  • WHERE: Caribbean
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To bring the whole APEFE headquarters team together to learn about knowledge management.
  • WHO: APEFE
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Brussels/Belgium
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To explore how to implement IMA´s Theory of Change approach and tool in the GP planning and M&E System.
  • WHO: Greenpeace
  • WHAT: Theory of Change training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Spain
  • WHEN: June 2018

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What our clients say

 

 'Knowledge Management' - Amira Barghout 

'Value For Money' - Ibitola Omotayo

'Monitoring and Evaluation' - Norman Moleele