As the international development community faces intensifying pressure to foster innovation and scale up results, ICF has the technical rigor and extensive in-country experience to ensure limited resources are being put to the best use. With long-term clients including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (including EuropeAid), the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the United Nations, and U.K. Department of International Development, we have a 360-degree view on how the developing world works. We understand the challenges development organizations face and the need for accountability, scalability, local ownership, and long-term sustainability.
Our multidisciplinary experience can be leveraged with our ongoing support of initiatives like USAID's 30-year, 90-country Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program to adapt approaches to diverse global and local contexts. Across countries and cultures, we engage local institutions, build indigenous capacity, and strengthen systems through participation, collaboration, and flexibility – the core of ICF's approach.
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ICF’s deep understanding of the technology, policy, market, finance and planning dimensions of building a clean energy power sector creates sustainable solutions for developing countries to realize tangible energy, economic, and environmental benefits and achieve development goals.
Around the world, ICF works with development partners and national governments to pinpoint the underlying causes of food insecurity and to deliver innovative programs that address world hunger.
For public- and private-sector entities around the world, ICF's award-winning team of climate change experts delivers objective insight, scientifically sound analysis, and multidisciplinary expertise. ICF helps countries anticipate and plan for the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, seize opportunities related to climate programs and funding, and work toward sustainable, low-carbon, resilient solutions.
With more than 30 years of experience supporting improved health outcomes in developing countries, ICF helps international development agencies and their partners address today's most pressing global health issues.
Across disciplines and around the world, ICF helps development organizations and their beneficiaries ensure program accountability, measure impact, and use best practices and insights to improve program effectiveness.
ICF helps development organizations and government agencies design and implement investment roadmaps and development strategies that support equitable, sustainable economic growth.
ICF combines communications and policy expertise to help clients engage diverse sets of global, national, regional, and local stakeholders for raising awareness, catalyzing action, and building consensus.
Mads Jensen has over 20 years of experience in international development as a senior executive leader in: water, energy, climate change, finance and banking, public institutions, education, environment, and governance. He is responsible for pursuing privately and publicly funded projects within Urban Development, Governance, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy.
Dr. Sunita Kishor is director of the 32-year old The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. She is a gender expert, demographer, and survey specialist with 25 years of experience in the collection and analysis of household-level data. Among her areas of particular expertise are the measurement and study of women’s empowerment and domestic violence.
Marian Van Pelt brings over 20 years of climate change experience to build capacity for professionals and institutions in understanding and addressing greenhouse gas mitigation and green growth. She has developed and provided tools, training, and technical assistance in the US, Asia, and Africa and helped author some of the seminal guidance in this field.