Consultancy and knowledge transfer

IDD has been providing high quality policy, advisory and project management services to the international development sector for over 30 years.

Our expertise and experience is diverse, both by discipline and by geography. There is no 'typical project' to which we contribute; each assignment is different, and each requires a different approach. IDD's varied portfolio of geographical experience includes countries in South and East Asia, Latin America, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Eurasia and Europe.

The widespread range of present and previous clients include the United Nations, World Bank, OECD, DFID, Government of Sierra Leone, DANIDA and the Tunisian Government.

Many International Development Department staff operate in the dual role of project consultant and academic, so all consultancy work is guided by the latest thinking in the field.

Highlighted consultancy projects

OECD Handbook for policymakers on contracting out government functions and services in fragile situations (2009 - 2010)
Professor Richard Batley and Claire Mcloughlin were appointed to advise the OECD’s Partnership for Democratic Governance on contracting out government functions and services in countries that are either emerging from conflict or considered ‘fragile’.

Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform (2006 - 2009)
A service which provides an information portal, facilitation of a global network of governmental and non-governmental organisations interested in security sector reform, management of courses and events for DFID, MoD and FCO, and research in the area of security sector reform.

GSDRC (2005 - )
The GSDRC was established by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Its primary function is to strengthen DFID’s capacity to achieve its poverty reduction goals by better informing policy making and enhancing professional knowledge and competencies. It is the successor to the Governance Resource Centre created in 2001.

Our Projects Office is staffed by a dedicated team who provides a comprehensive support service in project logistics and administration, financial management and marketing services to clients and the department.