i-APS uses a long-term localized approach for development and humanitarian assistance. We work with a team of qualified and trained nationals, supported by international technical experts experienced in USAID and UN affiliate programming. Our work is informed by USAID’s Local Systems Framework and other capacity building best practices.
i-APS is actively registered in 11 countries and works with over 125 local partners annually in complex and transitional settings, including Afghanistan, Sudan Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.
Our local presence, technical infrastructure, and expertise allows us to… Conduct landscape analysis, capacity assessments, and local partner (LP) readiness capacity assessments. These assessments allow our clients to evaluate local partner capacities at a national level; identify new potential partners based on their specializations, geographic coverage, and perceived legitimacy with local residents; and assess their readiness to work with agencies like USAID or UN entities.
Manage Third-party monitoring -TPM of local partners and project activities. Our TPM services allow us to evaluate LP and project accountability, assess desired performance indicators, and provide recommendations for future improvements.
Conduct Non-US Organizations Pre-Award Surveys (NUPAS) and Due Diligence Assessments for clients like USAID and the UN. These services help donors assess LP capacities and risks, manage allotted awards, and develop specific award conditions.
Provide Risk Mitigation Support to National Partners. Our work helps national organizations develop internal systems, processes, and training programs to strengthen internal audit functions.
Support local partners with the NICRA application process in partnership with local accounting firms.
Support clients with assistance localization by helping them work with more local awardees, manage awards, and further incorporate local voice into clients programming. i-APS uses a “learning by doing” approach to enhance uptake and build complementary skills.