IMPAQ works to create a more equitable world, driven by educated and engaged citizens, mobilized communities, and informed policies.
IMPAQ’s International Development Division works to achieve this vision through research and evaluation, by leveraging our knowledge of evidence-based interventions, and by enabling clients to develop and implement local solutions to societal challenges.
Today, IMPAQ collaborates with government officials, international bilateral and multilateral development agencies, and the private sector in a number of countries to provide policy research and analysis, program design, project implementation, and practical, sustainable solutions in a variety of focus areas. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
IMPAQ recognizes that local, community-based solutions are the most effective way to alleviate poverty and encourage economic development around the globe. IMPAQ currently works with the Millennium Challenge Corporation to evaluate the impact of the MCC’s Roads Projects in Burkina Faso and Senegal; these projects intend to improve roads deemed critical to stimulate economic growth in these countries.
A successful education system requires more than access: it requires quality and effective teachers so that students learn. IMPAQ’s International Development experts have collaborated with local governments, NGOs, and communities in countries such as Malawi and Pakistan, to improve their education systems by strengthening teachers’ skills and abilities, enhancing quality teaching and learning materials, increasing involvement of parents and communities, and improving resource allocations based on research and rigorous evaluations.
IMPAQ believes that access to the highest attainable standard of healthcare is a fundamental human right. To expand access to healthcare, IMPAQ’s experts work hand in hand with governments and organizations across the globe to provide survey research, impact evaluations, behavioral change communications, and policy analysis on a broad range of global health initiatives, including on HIV/AIDS mitigation in sub-Saharan Africa.
IMPAQ works in developing countries to improve the effectiveness of programs to equip workforces with the skills needed to support and achieve economic growth. IMPAQ supports decision-making based on evidence and research in the areas of entrepreneurship, unemployment, reemployment, and other cutting-edge workforce investment system initiatives.
Today, 50 percent of the global population is less than 25 years old, and 9 out of 10 of the world’s young people live in poor countries. This “Youth Bulge” highlights the need for youth engagement and policy development and dialogue. IMPAQ’s experts work to validate the involvement and leadership potential of youths and provide them with the skills necessary to become recognized and viable agents of change.