Our Story

Our Purpose & Mission

Planet and society where every living thing has an opportunity to thrive.

We apply our passion for learning and innovation to improve how people and organizations make evidence-based decisions that benefit our planet and society.

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Who We Are

The Institute for Development Impact (I4DI) was established in 2014 as a center for innovation to improve global sustainability practice. Shaped by an international team of mission-driven professionals, I4DI has grown into hub for consulting excellence, ideation, and collaboration, bringing together thought leaders and changemakers from around the world who see that this work can be done better.

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The Institute for Development Impact is a woman-owned social enterprise. We reinvest profits into I4DI’s non-profit arm, Alliance Franco Bettoli-Development Institute (AFB), which operates out of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans, the home region of I4DI’s

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Our Values

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Intentionality of Work

We created I4DI to make development practice better. We are mindful of the importance of this work and the effect it has on people’s lives. This responsibility weighs on us and influences all of our actions. We do all of our work intentionally with the purpose of improving practice or results.
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Service to Clients

We are committed to using knowledge to advance practice for our clients and improve results for those they serve. We do not just “tick the box,” we tie our findings to practical solutions. We consider a job well done when positive changes are made, not when a report lands on a desk.

Contribution to Knowledge

I4DI was created as an institute because we are dedicated to knowledge generation and sharing. We believe that best practice stems from analytical and research-based solutions to on-the-ground challenges. We are committed to using this knowledge not just for the betterment of our clients, but to contribute to the field as a whole.
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Engaging Workplace

We provide an engaging and fluid work environment that stimulates creativity. We are an intergenerational team of smart and passionate people that are able to think outside the box and use experience to ground
innovative solutions in the realities of practice.


Meet Our Experts

Let’s connect. We love to hear from others who share our values and motivations.
Azra Kacapor Nurkic, PhD