IMAGO knows there is strength in numbers. In addition to our clients, we work with several partner organizations towards our common goal of helping people lift themselves out of poverty.

3iE

3ie is an international grant-making organization promoting evidence-infomred development policies and programs. They are a global leader in funding and producing high-quality evidence of what works, why and at what cost in international development. IMAGO has partnered with 3ie to conduct a qualitative study on sustainability of SHGs under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in India.

Lever for Change

Lever for Change
Lever for Change launched the Bold Solutions Network as a vital component of its mission to accelerate social change and help philanthropists overcome the challenges that often prevent them from achieving their philanthropic ambitions. Through the Bold Solutions Network, Lever for Change is building a pipeline of organizations ready to accelerate social change and matching those organizations with philanthropists. For participating organizations, the Bold Solutions Network offers ongoing learning and networking opportunities to strengthen the impact of their work, raise their visibility and increase their potential to secure additional funding.

As an Impact Partner of Lever for Change, IMAGO is offering a series of webinars focused on building resilience in the time of COVID-19 followed by two one-hour follow-up coaching session with a senior member of the IMAGO team. The sessions focus on building an understanding of resilience at different levels, sharing lessons, potential adaptations and practical tools for organizations to start building collective leadership, strengthening resilience and enhancing organizational self-care.

ID Insight

DInsight is a global advisory, data analytics and research organization that helps development leaders maximize their social impact. They tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities.

IMAGO has partner with ID Insight to implement the project “Adaptive Evaluation for Project MOVE with SEWA’s Enterprises funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Output of this joint evaluation project include an assessment of drivers of behavior and performance of 5 social enterprises identified by SEWA; an assessment of interventions that work to improve social enterprise performance across the two broad dimensions of financial performance and women’s well-being/agency; and an account of the learning process in adapting accelerator type interventions to the conditions of grassroots collective enterprises.

BMGF

BMGF & IMAGO have partnered for a project which aims to conduct an evaluation and learn from Project “MOVE Mahila Udyam Vikas, Testing and Scaling Women’s Collective Enterprises with SEWA”, a five-year project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation (BMGF). The evaluation incorporates a process of adaptive design, that includes an iterative approach in the exploration, design and testing of interventions. This will be undertaken side by side with SEWA’s efforts in the MOVE project to support a subset of their collective Social Enterprises (SEs) with a set of support services akin to a grassroots accelerator. An initial stocktaking of around 140 of SEWA’s SEs confirmed the major challenges these faced. SEWA has selected 5 SEs with which to work intensively through a grassroots accelerator-type approach called an Enterprise Support System(ESS). This adaptive evaluation will support the assessment of a set of interventions for these enterprises.

BRAC
BRAC is a development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor. Their mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Their interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable men and women to realize their potential.

The D-Lab at MIT
The D-Lab at MIT is creating a global network of innovators to design and disseminate technologies that meaningfully improve the lives of people living in poverty through interdisciplinary courses, technological development, and community initiatives.

Results for Development institute (R4D)
Results for Development Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors, including Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world.

Community of Practice
In February of 2015, representatives from a broad range of donors, foundations, think tanks, and independent scaling-up experts established a cross-sectorial Community of Practice and a set of associated working groups as a global platform for thought leadership and professional networking related to “scaling for impact”. Initial areas of attention for the Community of Practice include integrating scale considerations into donor organziations, more strategic use of public-private partnerships for scale, enhancing the role of monitoring and evaluation in scaling up, scaling up in fragile states, and scaling innocation.

The Global Delivery Initiative, World Bank
The Global Delivery Initiative (GDI) of the World Bank is a Collaboration across the international development community to forget a new frontier in development efforts worldwide. They seek to improve the existing, but fragmented knowledge of what works in international development-why and most importantly, how-and to support practitioners in using these insights to deliver consistent results on the ground.

Social Enterprise Innovations, World Bank
Social Enterprise Innovations works to scale innovations in service delivery into the World Bank Group’s operations and research, and positions the World Bank as a leader in surfacing, supporting, and scaling social enterprise innovations for service delivery to populations living in extreme poverty.

EkStep Foundation
EkStep is a non-for-profit initiative that gathers partners on a universal, collaborative platform to reimagine learning opportunities for every child.

The Caribbean Development Bank
The Caribbean Development Bank intends to be the leading catalyst for development resources into the region, working in an efficient, responsive, and collaborative manner with their Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) and other development partners, towards the systematic reduction of poverty in their countries through social and economic development.