International Advisory, Products and Systems Ltd. (i-APS), a US women-owned and led small business, certified 8(A), and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). i-APS’ work is tested and proven by i-APS’ management of over 180 projects in 26 countries since 2012 for USAID and USAID IPs, United Nations (UN) entities, European Union, international organizations, and other donors, that have required us to provide over 1900 individuals on projects globally. Our core headquarters and field offices staff and systems are our strength. Through our established systems and proprietary KAP technology tools, we can rapidly respond and ensure transparent and accountable decision making, compliance, and quality control of activities, projects, engagement and personnel from the design phase through recruitment, delivery, and close out. We leverage innovative technologies and data science solutions to provide program support.
By combining our in-house technical expertise with a deep in country network and existing Operational Country Offices and Personnel Database, we provide partners and clients with an integrated solution to meet the information needs, logistics and operations, and program support.
i-APS has an extensive track record of working with both national and international organizations in the MENA region, ranging from small-scale projects to multimillion-dollar initiatives. With a long-term presence in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon, we offer a range of services that include Third-Party Monitoring (TPM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), institutional support, grants management, capacity building and training, and knowledge management. Our approach combines "people, process, and systems" to ensure that we deliver high-quality project management services that meet our clients' needs in challenging operating environments. Specifically, for the MENA region, i-APS provides TPM services to a range of clients, including USAID/BHA, UNICEF, UNOPS, UN OCHA, UN WOMEN, UNDP, FAO, and international organizations such as Global Communities, Blumont, ACTED, and Mercy USA. We also offer evaluation services to clients such as WFP in Egypt and Gender-Based Violence Technical Services to NCA in Syria and Lebanon. Our capacity-building and training services have been utilized by over 28 national organizations funded by the European Union.
In Africa, i-APS worked with over 22 national organizations and over 14 international clients on projects ranging in size from $150,000 to over $12 million. i-APS has a long-term work presence in Sudan, Mali and Burkina Faso and we have worked in Sierra Leone, Republic of Guinea, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan. We have extensive program experience in the area of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) by working in Mali and Burkina Faso on community resilience and bolsters institutional capabilities of national organizations to counteract violent extremism. We work with local communities to tackle the root causes of violent extremism and promote social cohesion. We use evidence-based practices and incorporate stringent monitoring and evaluation to verify the efficacy of our partners’ interventions.
i-APS operates in Europe through our Kosovo Operational Hub located in Pristina, enabling us to work across all Western Balkan Countries, including Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, BiH, North Macedonia, and Kosovo. Our technical expertise includes supporting technology research and development of all KAP products, project research, evaluations, and human-centered design. We also focus on technical work in the areas of human trafficking and migration, collaborating with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, and regional and international organizations.
Our projects are funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ and MARRI as a strategic partner. These activities inform four lines of action, namely Prevention, Protection, Partnership, and Support Services, designed to strengthen the capacities of key actors in resilience, victim identification, and protection.
i-APS has a presence in Asia through our teams based in Cambodia and Nepal. We are collaborating with the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide support for projects and activities funded by KOICA that focus on the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, and Pursat Provinces, implemented by WFP Cambodia. Our services include organizational capacity development and training, as well as midterm and final evaluations.
Our technical experts are actively involved in programs that seek to connect school feeding with improved nutrition, wellbeing, and rural development by stimulating agricultural growth and enhancing food security through the purchase and use of locally produced food in the preparation of daily school meals. Additionally, our clients include Plan International in the Philippines.
The i-APS office in Latin America is located in Bogota, Colombia, where we have a team of over 45 technical experts and more than 140 field monitors. In this region, we have carried out various projects and activities, including conducting baseline assessments (funded by BHA and implemented by ADRA), impact and performance evaluations in Honduras on USAID-funded projects managed by DEXIS through the Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Collaborative Learning and Adapting (MESCLA), and final project evaluations for nutrition and food security.
We are a significant partner in the USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Platform in Latin America, providing third-party monitoring services, data quality assessments, and evaluations. We work with over 22 national and international partners on an annual basis, conducting between 98 and 120 third-party monitoring visits and impact evaluations on projects funded by USAID BHA.