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Imani is a kiSwahili word meaning faith and confidence – our approach to our development projects and clients.

About us

Imani Development is a private economic and development consultancy firm that facilitates the process of economic growth and poverty reduction in the developing world. Imani has been active in East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Pacific for over 30 years, advising policy makers, governments, development agencies, regional and international organisations, and the private sector in our core areas of work.

Clients include national governments and institutions, including government departments, national trade development organisations, banks, and chambers of commerce and industry; regional institutions including the Secretariats of the South African Customs Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East African Community and Southern African Development Community; development institutions and donor agencies including the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, ACP Secretariat, European Commission, Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme, amongst many others; business organisations and private companies.

We are committed to pioneering innovative new ways of working, whereby we draw primarily on the knowledge and expertise of our partners, staff, associates and other stakeholders who live in developing countries.


Agriculture and Value Chain Development

Imani’s goal is to channel the overwhelming level of support to the agricultural sector into development that improves competitiveness in a pro-poor manner. Imani therefore approaches agriculture at both a…

International Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation

Trade, at both the regional and international level, takes place within the framework of trade agreements and consequently Imani works alongside governments, regional economic communities and the international donor community…

Economic Policy and Economic Development

Imani Development has been in the employment of economic policy projects at national, provincial and local government levels, taking into consideration local contexts and accounting for factors unique to each…

Regional Economic Integration

Regional economic integration complements sound national policies, boosting the economic, social and political interests of many developing countries. In Africa, regional integration is especially viewed as a response to the…

Private Sector Development

Imani has a long history of working in both prominent strands of the private sector. The first is public sector development which involves support to developing a more favourable business…

Monitoring and Evaluation

Imani Development provides a full range of project management services, from project design to monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Our expertise in project cycle management and our exposure to multiple international…


Contact Us

We cooperate with a wide range of consultancies, academic institutions and NGOs on development projects. If you would like to get in touch with us regarding potential collaborations, please forward your request to

Imani Development recognises that our success is built upon the talents and motivations of our people. If you are interested in working with us please forward your CV to

Whether applying for an advertised position or simply wishing to register your interest in potential job opportunities, please be assured that information you send will be treated in the strictest confidence.



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Phone: +265 997 290 402
Physical Address: Skyband Complex (behind Amina House) Paul Kagame Rd, Office Block 7, Old Town. Malawi
Postal Address: PO Box 1306, Lilongwe, Malawi

Phone: +256 1 872 830 / 961
Physical Address: Imani House, 11 Jacaranda Avenue,Mandala,
Postal Address: Blantyre, Malawi. PO Box 2873, Blantyre, Malawi

South Africa


Phone: +27 21 447 2556
Address: Waverley Business Park, Unit 23B, Suite 13, Kotzee Rd, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
Postnet Suite 61, Private Bag x11, Mowbray, 7705, South Africa

United Kingdom


Phone: +44 1631 569990
Address: Top Floor, St Moluag’s, Croft Avenue, Oban,
Argyll, PA34 5JJ, Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 141 227 3911
Address: Suite 4.17, 111 Union Street,
Glasgow, G1 3TA, Scotland, UK