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World Bank Group (WBG) – Firm Graduation Criteria Assessment Survey (2021/22)

By |26th January 2023|

The World Bank Group contracted ICL to conduct 500 surveys with non-micro (4+ employees) SMEs in Blantyre and Lilongwe cities. The surveys measured certain capabilities and characteristics of business owners and managers to inform the Bank’s development of firm graduation/evaluation criteria and ultimately inform future support to SMEs in the country. Imani worked collaboratively with […]

GIZ – Midline study: Aquaculture Value Chains for Higher Income and Food Security [AVCP Malawi] (2021)

By |26th January 2023|

Midline study which sought to update quantitative and qualitative figures which ICL collected at baseline, to gauge impact and progress against AVCP’s goals for project implementation. As at baseline, the study sought to analyse how cross-cutting issues affect the target group (e.g. environment, nutrition and marginalized groups – youths, women, people living with HIV/AIDS) and […]

Research Triangle Institute (RT) – Food Systems Research and Stakeholder Engagement (2022)

By |26th January 2023|

RTI international approached Imani to conduct research on two nutritious value chains – fish and dairy – in Malawi, with specific reference to the external domain and market-side factors impacting accessibility and availability to rural households. ICL contributed to RTI (with direction from USAID)’s selection of value chains, devised a research methodology to meet RTI’s objectives, […]

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – Empowering Producers in Commercial Agriculture [EPIC] (2021)

By |26th January 2023|

EPIC aims to empower rural producers and their wider communities to influence public decisions and private sector conduct in favour of bottom-up, locally beneficial and more sustainable investments in commercial agriculture. Role included creating a feasibility report to assess the potential of expanding into four commercial value chains: banana, dairy farming, beans, and/or Irish potatoes. […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) – Climate Change Research Amongst Female Tea Growers (2022)

By |26th January 2023|

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ethical Tea Partnership, under the FCDO’s Work and Opportunities for Women Programme (WOW), entrusted Imani to conduct research on the impacts of climate change on female tea growers in Thyolo and Mulanje districts, with special attention to climate resilience and adaptation. Imani conducted a series of participatory workshops and key informant interviews […]

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (Apr 2014 – Dec 2022)

By |20th June 2022|

The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is a US$ 22 million competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by the private sector in Malawi’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme and UK Aid, IFAD through the PRIDE programme, and the Federal Republic of Germany through KFW, […]

Africa RISE (Reform for Investment & Sustainable Economies Facility) (Jan 2021 – Dec 2024)

By |20th June 2022|

Africa RISE is a EUR 12.7 million technical assistance facility funded by the European Union, which aims is to promote business development and improve the investment climate in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, in support of inclusive and sustainable growth, job creation and decent work.

This technical facility covers 25 countries in Eastern […]

Botswana DRC Market Entry and Warehouse Feasibility Study (Aug 2021 – Apr 2022)

By |10th June 2022|

The DRC is the 15th largest importer in Africa, making it an important potential market for any country actively pursuing export-led growth.

Through the EU Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme, Imani Development and consortium partners have been working closely with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre to develop a market entry strategy […]

Feasibility study for setting up a commercially viable Wool Testing Laboratory in Lesotho (May – Dec 2021)

By |16th December 2021|


Imani Development is part of a consortium of partners delivering the Africa Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies (RISE) programme. The 12.7 million Euro technical assistance facility is aimed at assisting private and public sector organisations at national and regional level to, support job creation, strengthen financial access for MSMEs, and upgrade value chains to […]

Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund (Aug 2020 – June 2021)

By |22nd October 2021|

Emerging from an existing partnership between Mondelēz International and Fairtrade under the Climate Change and Organisational Strengthening Programme, the Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund was funded by the Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF). This was a rapid COVID-19 response fund set up by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and managed by Mott MacDonald […]