ISG JOINS IMC WORLDWIDE
We are very pleased to announce that ISG is joining IMC Worldwide, which expands their growing international development business in the United States and overseas.
IMC is a leading supplier to the UK’s Department for International Development and a top-five supplier of monitoring and evaluation as well as innovation services. IMC expanded to serve US aid and development clients in 2013. Since that time, it has grown its US business via multiple awards serving the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID in transportation and vertical structures, monitoring and evaluation, environmental, social, and impact evaluation, and economic appraisal of infrastructure projects.
As ISG’s Founder and Managing Director Stephen Ladek noted, “ISG has entrepreneurism in its DNA and our partners and clients value this about us. IMC is an ideal partner in this regard since they reward innovation and celebrate new ways of delivering results through technology and thought leadership backed by deeply rigorous evidence.”
Since 2005, ISG has built an impressive portfolio in technology-enabled monitoring and evaluation, research and learning, programmatic capacity building, and organizational development services. This includes ongoing and past programming on behalf of more than 70 aid and development organizations for governments, UN Agencies, NGOs, intergovernmental institutions, private foundations, and community- based organizations. ISG’s programs have focused on a variety of thematic areas, ranging from gender equality and social inclusion to the utilization of technology to improve the performance of humanitarian aid and development programming.
ISG’s current contract portfolio consists of US government programs on behalf of the US Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the US Department of State; programming for a range of UN agencies and humanitarian aid actors including ActionAid, Counterpart International, Plan International, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAOC; and intergovernmental organizations and foundations including the World Bank and Women’s World Banking.
“IMC’s more than 50-year history in the infrastructure engineering and management consulting space has given us the opportunity to expand into softer infrastructure services over the last decade”, says Gavin English, IMC’s Managing Director. “Some of the greatest needs in the developing world are related to enhancing the productivity of aid programs through monitoring and evaluation, learning, entrepreneurism, innovation, and inclusive growth. Not surprisingly, these are among the firm’s fastest growing practices, so the addition of ISG comes at a perfect time to help IMC round out our harder infrastructure business lines with vital services that help make investments in these assets much more productive within the communities and economies they serve.”