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5 decades in 80 countries
IMC Worldwide is an international development consultancy that partners
with local communities, governments, international development
agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to address some of the world’s
primary development challenges.
For more than five decades, we have been offering development
solutions in the fields of environmental management, disaster mitigation,
infrastructure, engineering, and social development, frequently in regions
affected by crises and conflict.
Whether we are upgrading thousands of schools in Pakistan, expanding
Uganda’s road network, paving the way for greener cities in Rwanda,
supporting ideas-based innovation to solve problems faced by the world’s
poorest, or building schools that also function as cyclone shelters in
Bangladesh, our blended approach to development has brought tangible,
meaningful impact to millions of lives worldwide.
We are 200+ permanent and project staff, 8 international offices, 50
years of development serving 400 clients on 670+ projects, and a growing
team of passionate, hard-working experts. Our success comes from our
teamwork and our partnerships with clients we care about.
In this publication, you will find a selection of project highlights and an
outline of the services that we offer to organisations around the world.
And we hope it will inspire you to contact us, connect with us, and work
with us to improve lives.
Gavin English
Managing Director
Nigel Penfold
Regional Director, Africa
& Caribbean
Patrick Gleeson
Regional Director, Europe,
Middle East, North Africa
& Central Asia, Director
Suraj Rana
Regional Director, South
& Southeast Asia
Ken Rubin
Regional Director, IMC
United States
We respond to development challenges
with blended, tailor-made solutions.
Our team of experts in sectors such as economics, urban and regional planning, engineering,
financial analysis, management consulting, disaster risk reduction, and monitoring and
evaluation care deeply about development, and we work closely together to create meaningful
impact on people’s lives, often beyond the requirements of a ToR.
key service areas
Climate & Sustainability
Disaster Risk Reduction
Economics & Finance
Environmental Management
Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Humanitarian Work With NGOs
Innovation, Inclusive Growth & Livelihoods
Management Services
Monitoring & Evaluation
Social Development
clients served
ongoing projects
primary clients
international aid and relief organisations
private sector
projects delivered
permanent and project
staff, world-class, multiskilled internationally
diverse, growing team
T P O’Sullivan
& Partners
Merged with
Graham Group
by WSP
buy-out complete
offices worldwide
United Kingdom
United States
recent awards
International development
work needs holistic,
customised approaches
from groups of individuals
that bring many skills to the
table. That’s why our diverse
team is so well-positioned.
Winner, Institution Of Civil Engineers Edmund
Hambly Medal for Sustainable Development 2014
Winner, British Expertise International Award for
international Development Project 2014
Winner, Research, Studies and Consulting Advisory
Award (ACE) Centenary Engineering Excellence
Awards 2014
-Gavin English, Managing Director
Since 2000
10,000 kilometres
$683 million
4,870,000 days
5,580 secure tenure houses
of rural and urban roads constructed or
upgraded through IMC technical support and
supervision in Africa, Asia, Europe, and central
value of PIDG infrastructure facilities including
transport, telecoms, energy, housing, covering
130 projects in 55 developing countries, which
IMC has developed impact monitoring systems
employment created in road construction works
in Asia
Head office
64-68 London Road,
Redhill, Surrey RH1 1LG
United Kingdom
rebuilt in Banda Aceh and Niah following the
2003 tsunami and subsequent earthquake in
2005, accompanied by commmunity engagement
and rebuildling managed by IMC
+44 01737 231 400
[email protected]
Improving livelihoods & welfare with better rural access
Rural Access Programme // 2000-2016 // DFID
Winner, Institution of Civil Engineers Edmund Hambly Medal 2014
Winner, British Expertise Outstanding International Development Project 2014
Winner, ACE Centenary Engineering Excellence Awards 2013
Winner, International Road Federation 2009 Global Roads Achievement for Advocacy Award
Service areas: Engineering; Social Development; Management Services; Economics & Finance;
Inclusive Growth, Innovation & Livelihoods
• Build capacity for management of sustainable rural transport infrastructure in Nepal
• Create employment for the poorest and most marginalised people in rural Nepal
• Improve access to goods and services by developing a more resilient rural transport network
• Improve access to economic opportunities through training, income generation activities,
building economic infrastructure, and development of the private sector
The Rural Access Programme has built more than 1,000 kilometres of rural roads
in remote regions of Nepal, along with bridges and other vital rural infrastructure.
These roads mean access to education, healthcare, markets, and basic goods such
as rice and firewood.
RAP’s partner communities manage construction processes, and they receive the
support needed to manage construction processes themselves and to maximise
the social and economic opportunities provided by the roads.
RAP’s disaster-resilient, environmentally sound roads are built almost entirely
by the most marginalised parts of society, while women make up nearly half the
RAP’s workers are encouraged to form groups for saving money, and given
guidance how to manage them. These schemes help to develop savings habits
among communities that have never before earned wages, helping families move
from subsistence to diversified farming activities which enable them to plan for
the future.
“Not only does it [Rural Access Programme] build new roads, but also
provides employment, additional infrastructure like irrigation canals and
school buildings, training, income and savings for the poor to tide them
over lean times.”
-Alan Duncan, former Minister of State for Development
625,000 beneficiaries
13.5 million
labour days created
average income increase in RAP areas
average agricultural yield increase in RAP areas
average increase in education enrolment
Roads Industry Council established
6-module training course
conducted throughout Uganda for roads contractors on business and financial
management. First of its kind.
£2 million
CrossRoads Guarantee Fund established
£1 million
CrossRoads challenge Fund established
Improving the country’s transport sector
CrossRoads (Creating Opportunities for Sustainable
Spending on Roads) // 2011 - 2015 // DFID,
European Union
CrossRoads Guarantee Fund (CGF) is winner of the Research, Studies and Consulting Advisory Award
category at ACE Engineering Excellence Awards 2014
Service areas: Engineering; Management Services; Economics & Finance; Innovation, Inclusive
Growth & Livelihoods
• Improve the quality of Uganda’s road network
• Improve the efficiency of the Government of Uganda’s spending on roads
• Help Government with better long-term planning, adequate and consistent funding for roads,
regulation, and continuous work opportunities
The four-year, £18-million CrossRoads programme plays two key roles in improving road
maintenance and construction in Uganda. First, it works to boost the private sector’s ability to
provide road construction and maintenance services. Second, it works to increase the efficiency with
which road sector maintenance and construction work is managed by government departments.
The goal is a sustainable road market that encourages public and private sector actors to develop a
more efficient and competitive road construction and maintenance industry.
Launched in 2011, CrossRoads has embedded itself in Uganda’s road sector, and its interventions have
already begun to provide countrywide training initiatives for contractors, improve the transparency of
procurement processes in the road sector, and offer innovative new funding mechanisms.
CrossRoads also focuses on improving access to finance, increasing access to equipment, building
the capacity of sector practitioners (particularly consultants) and industry associations, increasing
innovation, improving procurement procedures, and improving road planning by government.
Within CrossRoads, the GBP 2 million Construction Guarantee Fund has been developed to encourage
banks to provide bid securities and performance bonds to national contractors. Projects to the value
of GBP 15 million were being supported by earlier 2013. This is the first guarantee fund for the road
sector in Uganda.
The GBP 1 million CrossRoads Challenge Fund has been set up to provide grants for oragnisations
to develop new ideas for improving Uganda’s road sector. The initiative has been promoted by road
shows around the country, and funding has already been provided to five organisations across
Uganda. This is the first funding mechanism to encourage road-related innovation in Uganda.
Solving the problems faced by the poorest through ideasdriven innovation
Ideas to Impact // 2014-2019 // DFID
Service areas: Innovation, Inclusive Growth & Livelihoods; Climate & Sustainability
• Design, launch, and implementation of innovation prizes to stimulate and incentivise research
to develop and deploy technologies for low-income consumers in the fields of energy access,
WASH, and resilience to climate change.
Ideas to Impact is designing and launching five innovation
prizes to stimulate research and incentivise solutions
that will improve low-income communities’ resilience to
climate change and access to affordable clean energy, safe
drinking water and sanitation services.
The internet now provides unlimited opportunities
for posting problems to wide audiences, dramatically
increasing the rate of problem-solving, often from
unexpected sources. This open innovation is gaining
momentum worldwide in the public and private sectors.
Innovation prizes build on open innovation principles
incentivising participation, generating a media buzz, and
helping capture the imagination of communities.
Ideas to Impact is testing the potential of innovation
prizes for spurring development outcomes and catalysing
advances in environmental technologies for the benefit of
the poorest.
£7.5 million
total prize disbursement available
£35 million
inward investment targeted through
impact investing, crowdsourcing &
other sources
Responding to DFID’s knowledge needs
Evidence on Demand // 2012-2014 // DFID
Service areas: Climate & Sustainability; Engineering; Environmental Management; Social
Development; Innovation, Inclusive Growth & Livelihoods
• Provide quality-assured international development informational resources in the fields of
climate and environment, infrastructure, and livelihoods to help DFID advisers and other
professionals to make evidence-based decisions
The Evidence on Demand service within the Professional
Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services DFID programme
develops and disseminates knowledge products, learning
resources and technical expertise to inform those on the
front line of poverty reduction.
The Evidence on Demand document library hosts reports,
topic guides and learning materials but, if the specific
information needed is not available, or if targeted technical
expertise is required, then commission a service through
our Helpdesk or Consultancy Service facilities.
DFID advisers can use our helpdesk services free of charge,
and outputs from such enquiries are made publicly
available on the Evidence on Demand website.
Nearly 100,000
of online knowledge products
and reference materials from
Greener Secondary Cities
Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as model green
cities with green economic opportunities // 2014 //
Global Green Growth Initiative
Service areas: Engineering; Economics & Finance; Climate & Sustainability; Disaster Risk Reduction
• Analyse the potential for green growth of Kigali and secondary cities
• Develop a ‘green city’ framework for secondary cities
• Develop a national roadmap (action plan) to develop six secondary cities as model green cities
• Enhance the capacity of relevant staff at all government levels, as well as Green Growth
Initiative staff
The Greener Secondary Cities programme aims to provide Rwanda with a
clear vision of how its secondary cities will develop, driving investments
across all infrastructure and service sectors. Planning and developing
these cities appropriately will ensure that the places where Rwandans live
will be fit for decades to come.
IMC was appointed by the Korean non-profit foundation Global Green
Growth Initiative in 2014 to help Rwanda achieve its ambition for green
economic and urban development.
The project focuses on six secondary cities of Huye, Musanze, Nyagatare,
Rubavu, Rusizi and Muhanga, but aims to collate and disseminate
lessons learnt by dealing with implications for Kigali, along with Kigali’s
interdependence with secondary cities and other district centres.
Large-Scale, Vital Works to Improve 36,000 Schools
School Construction and Rehabilitation Programme //
2014–2018 // DFID
Service areas: Engineering; Disaster Risk Reduction; Environmental Management;
Social Development
• Deliver infrastructure that provides value for money, is easy to maintain, is aesthetically
pleasing and educationally useful, accessible to all, and sensitive to environmental and ethical
• Achieve and sustain excellence in the design, construction and supervision of educational
infrastructure projects
• Contribute to community mobilization and capacity-building, through innovation and
partnership with local communities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab districts
IMC is helping to provide additional classrooms, and
improved facilities such as better water and sanitation
systems, boundary walls, electricity connections, and
equipment for schools in the two Pakistan provinces of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
In KP, there is a focus on the repair and upgrading of
existing facilities across all 25 districts in the province, with
a particular focus on girls’ schools to encourage transition
rates post-Grade 5.
In Punjab, the programme is helping the government
to meet overall provincial needs by providing missing
facilities in 16,000 schools and providing 27,000 additional
27,000 additional
targeted for improved infrastructure
in the Punjab district
16,000 SchoolS
targeted for rehabiliation in the
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district
Climate & Sustainability
• climate change policy and strategy
• risk and vulnerability assessment
• planning and land-use strategy
• sustainable transport
• appropriate construction technology (including
use of low-carbon alternatives)
• Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• natural resource management
• design, planning, construction and supervision
• waste management and resource use
Recent projects
• Rwanda: Developing Rwandan Secondary Cities as model green cities with green economic
opportunities, Global Green Growth Initiative
• Montserrat: Preparation of the Montserrat Physical Development Plan, DFID
• UK Overseas Territories: Addressing Climate Change by Promoting Low Carbon Climate Resilient
Development in the UK Overseas Territories, DFID
Disaster Risk Reduction
• policy advice and research
• rapid needs assessment
• design, planning, construction & supervision
• project and programme design/review
• project and programme design/review
• institutional development and capacity building
• risk and vulnerability assessment
• mainstreaming DRR into investment decisions
Recent projects
• Indonesia: Rebuilding communities in Aceh, Indonesia, Canadian Red Cross
• Worldwide: Disaster Risk Reduction in the Transport Sector Guildelines, World Bank
• Nepal: Earthquake Recovery and Disaster Risk Reduction in Eastern Nepal, DFID
Economics & Finance
• feasibility studies
• due diligence and technical reviews
• economic and financial appraisal
• private sector development and SME
• policy and strategy development
• public-private partnerships (PPP)
• infrastructure investment master planning
• innovative financing mechanisms
• market entry support and transaction advice
• economic impact assessments
Recent projects
• Philippines: PPP projects transaction advice—Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project, and Schools
Infrastructure Project
• Tajikistan: CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Strengthening Project
• design and construction supervision of urban,
rural and municipal infrastructure
• climate-resilient infrastructure
• project planning, procurement and management
• road and bridge engineering feasibility studies
• rural roads maintenance planning and
• community-based road maintenance and
labour-based road works
• road and bridge maintenance
• sustainable urban transport and urban services
• design and preparation of tenders
• contract administration and dispute resolution
• road and pedestrian safety audit
Recent projects
• Bangladesh: Fael Khair Schools-cum-Shelter Programme, Islamic Development Bank
• Kingdom of Lesotho: Supervision Construction, Lot 2 of the Likalaneng-Thaba-Tseka Road, Ministry of
Public Works and Transport
Environmental Management
• environmental and social impact assessment
• environmental management systems
• strategic environmental and social assessment
• environmental governance
• environmental planning, environmental
screening and scoping
• sustainability appraisal and assessment
• due diligence, review and auditing to
international standards
• development of guidelines and policy
Recent projects
• Uganda: Transactions Advisor—Environmental and Social Due Diligence of the Kampala Jinja
Expressway, International Finance Corporation
• Sierra Leone: Environmental, Social Management and Resettlement Services for development of the
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sierra Leone
• Worldwide: Technical support to the DFID Climate and Environment Cadre through the management of
the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods (CEIL) resource centre, Evidence on Demand
Fragile and conflict-affected states
• committed to link between security and
development and working in challenging
• experienced in working in many FCAS, including
Pakistan, DR Congo, South Sudan, Nepal and
• robust Duty of Care procedures
• experience in managing projects in rapidly
changing situations such as during Maoist
uprisings in Nepal
Recent projects
• Pakistan: School Construction & Rehabilitation Programme, DFID
• South Sudan: Development of the Business Case for the South Sudan Feeder Roads Programme, DFID
• recognised leader in frameworks and resource
centre management
• frameworks cover all of IMC areas of expertise,
including transport, institutional development,
M&E, climate, environment, sustainability,
sanitation, and urban development
• provides DFID with access to specialist
expertise in the areas of climate, environment,
infrastructure, and livelihoods
• private sector engagement and infrastructure
development through DFID’s Wealth Creation
• clients include DFID, EBRD, ADB, MCC, PDF, EIB,
and the EU
Recent projects
• Sierra Leone: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Services in the Power, Water and Sanitation
Sector, MCC
• Romania: Technical Assistance in Transport Economics, EIB
Humanitarian work with NGOs
• programme design and management: WASH,
shelter, waste management and infrastructure
in urban and rural settings
• needs assessment design and analysis and M&E:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
mobilisation, programme strengthening in
climate resilience, gender equality
• DRR Technical Assistance: provision of technical
staff for deployment to support programme
delivery in country, technical support service for
field questions
• donor compliance, training and capacity
building in social facilitation, community
Recent projects
• Myanmar: Technical Support on Solid Waste Management, Malteser and ECHO
• Lesotho: Development of an HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme, CARE and AfDB
Innovation, Inclusive Growth & Livelihoods
• feasibility assessments, design, and
management of funding mechanisms to
foster innovation for poor and marginalised
communities, including results-based
finance, challenge funds, innovation prizes,
grant management, SME incubators and
entrepreneurial support packages
• design and management of rural development,
agriculture and livelihoods programmes
• leveraging private sector investment for
inclusive growth
• evaluation, research and learning of global,
regional and national level challenge and
innovation funds, results-based finance and
private sector development programmes
• research and studies on inclusive innovation,
grass roots innovation, and market ecosystems
for low income households
Recent projects
• Global: Ideas to Impact, Innovation Prizes for Environment and Development, DFID
• Global: Study on Innovation in Public Sector Governance, OECD
• Global: Evaluation of the Development Marketplace, World Bank
Management Services
• programme design and management: WASH,
shelter, waste management and infrastructure
in urban and rural settings
• needs assessment design and analysis and M&E:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
mobilisation, programme strengthening in
climate resilience, gender equality
• DRR Technical Assistance: provision of technical
staff for deployment to support programme
delivery in country, technical support service for
field questions
• donor compliance, training and capacity
building in social facilitation, community
Recent projects
• Nepal: Rural Access Programme 3, DFID
• Malawi: Road Transport Sector Policy Support Programme—Consultancy Services for Technical
Assistance, EU
Monitoring & Evaluation
• design of M&E frameworks, toolkits and M&E
capacity building programme
• delivery of monitoring, evaluation and
independent verification of programme
• evaluation management services, designing
evaluation frameworks and evaluation
questions, and process, portfolio and
intervention level evaluations
• design and delivery of locally appropriate
and robust data collection tools and simple
reporting methods
• design of indicators using transparent and
systematic approaches (quality criteria, scoring,
shortlisting and piloting) based on evidence and
best practice
• qualitative and quantitative longitudinal and
cross-sectional impact surveys
Recent projects
• Africa/Asia: Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development, DFID
• Worldwide: Amplify—open innovation for development, DFID
• Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluation of the GET Fit Programme, KfW
Social Development
• participatory approaches and community-based
• public consultation and stakeholder
engagement planning
• social impact assessment, due diligence and
• social Inclusion—improved rural access, gender
mainstreaming and economic empowerment of
vulnerable and marginalised groups
• social risk management and monitoring and
social safeguard action planning
• social protection
• resettlement planning
Recent projects
• Ethiopia: Independent Evaluation of the DFID End Child Marriage Programme, DFID
• Worldwide: Gender Advisory Services to the European Commission
• Vietnam: Productive Rural Infrastructure Development in the Central Highlands, ADB
We care about meaningful partnerships.
Below are some of the many organisations that IMC has been privileged to work with over the
last five decades.
African Development Bank
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
Asian Development Bank
Caribbean Development Bank
Crown Agents
Department for International Development
European Investment Bank
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Commission
Inter-American Development Bank
International Labor Organization
Investment Climate Facility
Islamic Development Bank
Japan International Cooperation Agency
KfW (German Development Bank)
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
Millennium Challenge Fund
Netherlands Development Organisation
OPEC Fund for International Development
Private Infrastructure Development Group
Swedish International Development Corporation Agency
Swiss Development Cooperation
World Bank
Academic and research institutions
Institute of Development Studies
International Institute for Environment and Development
Max Lock Centre
Overseas Development Institute
School of International Development
University of Birmingham
University of Reading
University of Westminster
Non-government organisations
CARE India
Canadian Red Cross
Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport
Engineers Against Poverty
Homeless International
Malteser International
Ascension Island
Bosnia and
Saint Helena
Sri Lanka
The Gambia
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
Ukraine, Ukravtador
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
West Indies
So let’s talk.
Now that you know us, reach out to us. We are always looking
for people to work with us to answer the world’s development
You might be part of an organisation that is looking for a team
with the necessary skill set to solve your programme needs.
Or you might be a specialist with talents that can support our
You can find us at our offices in London, Washington DC,
and Addis Ababa, or at our project sites in Malawi, Uganda,
Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Nepal.
You can always start a conversation with us online, on our
website, over email, and on our various social media accounts.
Let’s improve lives together.
[email protected]
+44 01737 231 400
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Head Office - UK
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IMC Worldwide - USA
Contact: Kenneth Rubin
Email: [email protected]
Address: 5636 Connecticut Avenue, NW #6253, Washington DC 20015, USA
Tel: +1 202 733 6777
Fax: +1 202 733 6743
IMC Worldwide - Ethiopia
Contact: Hanna Getahun
Email: [email protected]
Address: Babo Building, 3rd Floor, Rm. 304/305 Bole Sub City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 416 635 616
Fax: +251 116 637 078
IMC Worldwide - Bangladesh
Contact: Abdullah Miah
Email: [email protected]
Address: House 9, Road 11, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 2 882 5761
Fax: +88 2 882 3713
IMC Worldwide - Nepal
Contact: Michael Green
Email: [email protected]
Address: Ekantakuna, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, GPO Box: 15134
Tel: +977 1 5000245
Fax: +977 1 5000227
IMC Worldwide - Philippines
Contact: Yolanda Fernandez
Email: [email protected]
IMC Worldwide - Vietnam
Contact: Le Giang
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +84 (0) 934661974
IMC Worldwide - Uganda
Contact: David Entwhistle
Email: [email protected]
IMC Worldwide - Malawi
Contact: Nigel Lightbody
Email: [email protected]