The Simple Things in Life Can Mean A World of Difference

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Researchers, surveyors and evaluators are often overlooked when noting who the major influencers are in the International Development industry. However, these professionals are truly the one’s behind the innovation and change that takes place when redevelopment for underserved or underprivileged countries is necessary. Organizations rely on the skills, processes and whit of scientist to determine what is working in our Global communities and what is not.

Atifefet Jahjaga, the fourth President of Kosovo and the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo, stated that “there’s no copy and paste system in foreign aid”. It is true that there is no one-size fits-all remedy when assisting underdeveloped countries on their road to rebuild. At IMPAQ we recognize that every project is special, situational and requires a forward-thinking approach. Our International Development division collaborates with government officials, international development agencies, and the private sector in a number of countries to provide local solutions that are evidenced-based and tailor-made.

Through Impact evaluations, IMPAQ International supports the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to investigate the impact of several agricultural programs including MCC’s Agricultural Development project (ADP) in Burkina Faso. ADP seeks to extend the agricultural use of land as a way to increase the quantity and value of production. Additionally we are providing evaluation and implementation support for MCC’s Irrigation and Water Resources Management (IWRM) project. IWRM aims to improve the quality, volume and reliability of water for agricultural purposes.

Unbeknownst to many, as the impact evaluator on these types of projects, IMPAQ plays a pivotal role in what recommendations are proposed and then implemented to improve the quality of life for many people. Such a small role, in such a large project, can make the world of difference in how multiple communities’ transition into their future. IMPAQ is not just changing lives, we help transform the environments in which individuals thrive and live.