“Innovation by its definition involves doing things differently”
impactfulAID is a human development organization that uses a social enterprise model to work towards poverty alleviation. To prevent dependency, we use people’s own organising capacities as individuals and as collectives to help them develop their own opportunities, laying the groundwork for resilience and self-sufficiency.
With traditional aid budgets under pressure, now more than ever it is vital that aid investment is used strategically and complements people’s own resources and those of their organisations.
Our team is comprised of uniquely talented people with vast experience in humanitarian and development assistance. Their approach is to focus on creating and managing programmes that deliver sustainable outcomes and contribute to more resilient individuals and communities.
We collaborate with NGOs, foundations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, as well as the private sector. We are always happy to share our expertise and tailor a solution to deliver relevant and meaningful impactful aid, so please get in touch.
“Strengthening the resilience of individuals and communities should be a priority for humanitarian and development cooperation”
Resilience building and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus
“Unlocking insight, challenging established thinking,
achieving sustainable advantage”
Our Practice Areas
impactfulAID is committed to developing sustainable solutions to environmental protection, community-based natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, agricultural and fisheries production and energy conservation challenges.
impactfulAID works to integrate climate change adaptation into the development process ensuring that the most vulnerable groups are central to the rapidly expanding climate change research and policy agenda.
impactfulAID focuses on the need to “put people first” in the development processes. Poverty is more than low
income – it is also about vulnerability, exclusion, unaccountable institutions, powerlessness, and exposure to violence.
impactfulAID understands how agricultural and rural development can create jobs and livelihoods for small farmers and the landless, while producing food and raw materials for the urban economy.
impactfulAID understands that by undertaking risk-informed and resilient development, decades of hard work and costly development gains can be protected, and lives and livelihoods can be saved.
Aid agencies change the world every day though activities in agriculture, health care, microfinance, housing, education, infrastructure and human rights, and they all share one thing in common: They change the world through projects!
Private sector engagement and trade in the development processes lies at the heart of impactfulAID’s work. We understand it’s enormous potential as a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction.
Cash-based programming is becoming increasingly widespread in the aid sector and is currently one of the preferred solutions aid agencies resort to especially in crisis situations where fast response to people’s needs saves lives.
impactfulAID is uniquely positioned to provide direct programming support as well as partnering with NGO’s, foundations, bilateral and multilateral organizations and the private sector to implement a diverse variety of humanitarian and development programmes.
“We help our partners create and drive transformative change”
ODA Mapping and Financing Identification
Thematic/Country Strategy Development
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Surveys, Assessments and Studies
Financing Agreement Preparation and Negotiation
Supervision and Implementation Support
Project Design and Management
Capacity Building and Training
Institutional Analysis and Policy Formulation Support
“Break through thinking, producing innovative outcomes”
“It’s rewarding to have a platform to make such widespread impact”
Meet Our Team
“This Community-Based Livelihoods initiative has been successful beyond our wildest expectations”
Country Director, NGO
“From my initial contact and then ongoing engagement, I found that they were very efficient in their management of the entire M&E process”
Bilateral Donor Agency.
“I was very impressed by the support, communication and professionalism provided to me during the entire services engagement to support our Cash for Work programme.”
Assistant Country Director, UN Agency
“Smaller Non-governmental organisations can at times be challenged because we lack the resources of the larger international organisations. The support that was provided to us in developing a donor proposal and budget was invaluable in helping us secure a multi-million Euro grant. We couldn’t have done it without their assistance and support!”
“We were delighted with not only the delivery of the assessment of our management practices & strategies, but the follow-up trainings and workshops were invaluable in helping our staff gain new knowledge and insight.”
Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland
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