Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) invites you to Increase your engagement with us in 2019!
On behalf of I4DI we’d like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2019. As we enter the new year I4DI is committed to further strengthening our community of development experts in our mission to improve development practice. To demonstrate this commitment I4DI is pleased to announce the release of our new state-of-the-art consultant portal.
By registering within I4DI’s portal we’ll be able to accelerate your matchmaking to short and long-term consulting opportunities
Why Harness I4DI'S Consultant Portal?
I4DI strongly believes in economics of mutuality and have therefore envisaged this consultant portal not only as a tool for our own use, but for also your own active use and benefit.
In addition to being able to access an array of consulting opportunities with I4DI and its partner organizations, our new consultant portal allows you to build your resume and easily customize it in a number of widely accepted industry formats (e.g. Europass, UN P11, etc.). We know firsthand how much wasted effort goes into resume maintenance, including onerous tailoring for specific opportunities. This is why we built this reciprocal feature that includes simple customization. In turn, these enhancements now enable I4DI affiliated consultants the ability to avoid unnecessary efforts associated with tailoring resumes, be it for collaborating with I4DI or any other client.
Most importantly, I4DI’s community enables registered consultants the ability to engage with us and other affiliated consultants within the network to facilitate partnerships, improve practice and enable knowledge sharing. Suitable for all internet bandwidths, I4DI’s software tools are always designed to bring people together, be it within an environment that is responsive to your needs, those of the wider consulting community, or both.
Benefits of using I4DI consultant portal
I4DI is not just another consulting firm. Instead, we invest in developing longer-term partnerships with leaders who explore, take calculated risks and set trends. We’re committed to working and learning collaboratively, to generating new knowledge and ensuring it’s accessible to all. In doing so, our clients’ practice improves, so does ours and we make development efforts more impactful. In order to bring about disruptive innovations that make positive social and environmental impacts, we need people like you.
I4DI experienced a series of exponential developments in 2018 and we encourage your involvement in 2019. Last year, we implemented 13 initiatives in 8 countries, carried out 4 large scale evaluations and other studies, implemented over 1,200 surveys and engaged 32 consultants in various complements of our work.
Access an array of consulting opportunities through a secure online portal
Build, customize and print your resume in multiple formats with ease
Engage with us and other experts on the network
What's new with I4DI?
I4DI celebrated the opening of our new headquarters office which is located at 719 A Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. The opening represents an important milestone in the history of I4DI as we are committed to expanding our expertise across the industry while maintaining a competitive advantage and return on investment for our clients.
Participation in the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program with the QED Group and subsequent creation of Q4DI, a joint venture that will leverage the respective strengths of our two organizations. Both achievements will allow us to mutually improve our corporate capabilities to pursue important business opportunities, while at the same time allowing us to continue exploring and innovating performance management approaches that drive social and environmental impact.
I4DI’s partnership with Gap Inc. to improve and sustain the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry has been highlighted in Gap’s recently released Global Sustainability Report. Since 2016, I4DI has been supporting Gap Inc. and USAID to design and implement a learning agenda, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Strategy, and Performance Evaluation for the Women + Water Global Development Alliance (GDA) in India. As part of this engagement in 2018, I4DI published The State of Water, Sanitation, and Women’s Empowerment (a baseline exploration on GDA implementation areas in Madhya Pradesh, India).
As part of the Balanced Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (BalanceD-MERL) consortium, under the U.S. Global Development Lab’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations (MERLIN) program at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I4DI published the Endline Performance Evaluation of the USAID Global Health Ebola Team (GHET) Ebola Virus Disease Survivor Program report. Within the GHET Pillar II portfolio, this performance evaluation was an outcome-level study to determine the endline effectiveness of the program’s survivor-specific services. The evaluation questions were focused on whether program health services addressed the needs of Ebola survivors and were integrated into the public health system in order to mitigate the effects of further Ebola infection among the population.
Successfully concluded technical assistance to Mars Incorporated Indonesia to create an integrated results-based project management system and carry out ecosystem-based research. As part of this effort, I4DI conducted Supply Chain and Productivity process mapping by creating and documenting the Meta Information Flow map as well as Information Stakeholder Maps. In turn, these were used to facilitate human centered design sessions to re-engineer knowledge management processes and systems and improve the overarching performance management of Mars Indonesia Sustainable Sourcing team programs. These activities are enabling Mars to understand the barriers to adoption and the social, economic and environmental conditions surrounding cocoa farming in Sulawesi, Indonesia and in turn, identify appropriate intervention strategies.
Established new institutional relationships with the World Bank Group, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Awards and corresponding projects resulting from these engagements are scheduled to commence in early 2019, including a series of performance evaluations of global projects aimed at reducing child labor and an impact analysis of business environment reforms at the sub-national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Once again, happy new year and we look forward to further engaging with you in 2019!