Our members are organisations that work in international development and have the shared aspiration to contribute to the aid and development conversation in the UK. Our members have a progressive mind set and see the benefits of working collectively to improve transparency, accountability and impact as well as address some of the challenges within our industry.


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.


A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $17.4 billion during fiscal year 2016. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Aktis Strategy

Aktis Strategy is a global consulting firm specialising in development, stabilisation, and governance in conflict affected states. From our network of local offices across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, we deliver programmes that tackle our clients’ highest-priority challenges, addressing both the root causes and symptoms of conflict to deliver lasting positive change.


Conflict affected environments are complex and unpredictable. Multiple issues, influences, and incentives are at work, reacting with one another in numerous and fluid ways. Delivering excellent results in conflict requires not only robust management solutions, but also the capability and insight to handle complexity and respond to the unexpected.


At Aktis, our people, approach, and teams are geared for delivering excellence and innovation in dynamic and challenging contexts. By combining our deep local knowledge and networks with global expertise and learning, we ensure that we are continually fixing the right problem; staying ahead of the shifting nature of that problem; and delivering the right solution. Through embracing and managing complexity, Aktis has earned a reputation for going beyond standard industry models, thriving in the world’s hardest environments and delivering excellent results.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work towards a secure, inclusive and prosperous world where people are able to have their voice heard, broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures. We help to break down barriers and open international opportunities to all people, helping them to make positive choices and contribute to their own societies.
Our society work is focused on programmes which help individuals and institutions gain the skills needed to build more accountability and strengthen their society. Our education work contributes to global education policy development, supports international mobility and collaboration and promotes the UK as a world leader in education and research.


Coffey works closely with international and local organisations to deliver projects in the fields of civil society support, economic growth, governance, gender, social inclusion, security, law and justice. Additionally, its in-house evaluation and research experts measure the effectiveness and value for money of development aid throughout the world and equip organisations and programmes with high-quality, tailored monitoring and evaluation systems.


Coffey is part of the wider Tetra Tech group, which has more than 30 years of international development experience. Tetra Tech’s work includes agriculture and economic growth; climate change mitigation and adaptation; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. With Coffey, Tetra Tech’s international development teams manage over 250 projects in more than 100 countries.

Crown Agents

Crown Agents is a trusted, global growth partner, delivering practical innovation and expertise to transform the future for people around the world, from Ukraine to Sierra Leone and Bangladesh to Iraq.  It has a particularly impressive record of enabling long-term sustainable development in Asia and Africa, working with governments, donors and international financial institutions. 


As a social enterprise, Crown Agents works in many different environments, and we have a strong focus on countries with growing economies as well as where systems and public services are fragile or there is a need for humanitarian action. In over 185 years, Crown Agents has made a huge impact on the lives of many through delivering innovative solutions in five key areas of Health, Economic Growth, Humanitarian & Stabilisation, Supply Chains and Governance. 


Crown Agents is a globally networked organisation, present in over 100 countries, with 22 offices around the world. Across five areas of expertise, Crown Agents offers specialist, tailored services including strengthening institutions; public financial management; procurement consultancy, reform and delivery; domestic resource mobilisation through customs, tax and border agencies; and transparent, high performing supply chains.


DAI is an international development company. For 46 years, DAI has worked on the frontlines of global development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. It provides comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, global health, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.


Independent and employee-owned, DAI has worked in 160 countries, and it is currently delivering results in more than 100 developing and transitioning nations. DAI’s clients include international development agencies, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments. 


ICF is a global consultancy firm with offices in the UK, the US, Asia, Europe, and worldwide. We provide analytical, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation and learning services to governments, regulators, and international institutions across a range of policy areas and issues. We offer critical insight and rigorous analytical techniques to deliver innovative solutions and thought-provoking analyses for our clients aiming to make big things possible when it really matters. The International Development division works for international aid agencies (such as the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and EuropeAid) and other financing organisations (such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank) on projects that focus particularly on governance and public sector reform, urban and regional development, which support clean energy and tackle climate change, and support other social needs, growth, and poverty reduction.

IMC Worldwide

IMC Worldwide is a consultancy that partners with local communities, governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector to address some of the world’s primary development challenges.

With a UK head office in Redhill, south of London, our expertise includes water and sanitation, rural livelihoods, communications, private sector development, engineering, economics, trade and investment, innovation, resilient and urban development, and programme evaluation, frequently in regions affected by crises and conflict.

In 2017, we delivered 132 projects in 48 countries, including fragile and conflict-affected states such as South Sudan, Somalia and Myanmar.

Whether rehabilitating schools in Pakistan, linking Nepal’s farmers with banks, or helping African entrepreneurs to use technologies that make water affordable, we work with beneficiaries throughout each project to develop solutions that are contextually appropriate and produce maximum social, economic and environmental impact.

We are 500+ permanent staff and consultants, nine international offices and 50 years of experience supporting development worldwide.

Forcier Consulting

Forcier is a research firm dedicated to offering high-quality research services in the most complex and logistically challenging environments across Africa and the Middle East. Comprised of more than 200 staff across our offices in Kenya, Egypt, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, DRC, and Mozambique, o​ur offices serve as regional hubs, allowing us to work in​ neighbouring countries with unparalleled accessibility, efficiency, and linguistic capabilities. 


Forcier practices its founding vision of building unmatched national research capacity, while developing innovative methodologies and delivering world-class research. 

Our core research services include opinion polling, impact assessments, third party monitoring, media & audience research, needs assessments, feasibility studies, baseline assessments, and trainings and capacity building workshops.

Nathan Associates

Nathan Associates is a leading provider of economic and management consultancy services worldwide with expertise spanning five key areas; economic policy and governance; financial sector development; infrastructure planning and finance; private sector development; and trade and logistics.


Founded in 1946, Nathan uses high quality analytical and economic solutions to solve problems and deliver results that improve people's lives. Our employees are motivated by the belief that we can make a difference and over the years the company has expanded its services and geographical reach while remaining small enough to closely monitor and ensure the quality of its work. We have worked in over 50 countries leveraging our presence in Washington DC, London, Delhi and Chennai.

Mott MacDonald

In collaboration with government, communities and the private sector, Mott MacDonald’s work in developing countries and emerging economies is aimed at alleviating poverty and establishing good governance to ensure adequate levels of healthcare, education, water, sanitation, transportation, infrastructure and energy – while securing environmental concerns, human rights and gender equality.  Its multidisciplinary teams of experts work with clients in two broad areas: strategic thinking – policy-level evaluation, analysis and design – and implementation – the actual delivery of the programme.  Working with the most vulnerable people in developing societies, it is committed to developing solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development to provide the best life chances for the next generation.


In 2015/16 Mott MacDonald worked on over 230 international development projects in more than 45 countries.


Options is a service provider of technical expertise that is transforming the health of women and children in developing countries. It works in partnership with governments, health workers, NGOs, and businesses, bringing together knowledge, expertise and influence to ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.


Options’ work in more than 50 countries includes contributing to improving health systems during and after the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, enhancing the capacity of the Nepal ministry of health to deliver health services before, during and after the earthquakes in 2015, and working with the governments in Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya to strengthen the delivery of health services. Options also leads issue-based regional programmes on key gender issues, including DFID’s global social change communications which aims to end FGM, and an Africa regional programme which promotes accountability for improving maternal survival. 

Social Development Direct

Social Development Direct (SDDirect) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative and expert social development assistance and research services. We work to build inclusive societies in which all women, men, girls and boys are valued and empowered to make choices about their own development. By applying a social inclusion and gender equality lens to everything we do, we undertake analysis and research to understand systemic barriers to inclusion and participation. We are committed to tackling these barriers as well as other institutional, structural and economic drivers of inequality and exclusion – including social norms that exclude people on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, ethnicity, social origin, migrant status, or religion.


We are a technical firm that offers in-depth thematic expertise in security, justice and peace building, governance voice and accountabilitywomen’s economic empowerment, inclusive public services including education, health rights and infrastructure and violence against women and girls.


We have a 17 year track record of providing high quality services that include technical advice and support, research, development assistance programme design, delivery and management, monitoring and evaluation. Our clients are leading international development agencies, iNGOs and Foundations. They trust us to provide robust, honest advice that is underpinned by the latest evidence.


We are a privately owned Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) with a global track record in over 50 countries. 

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