Changing the way we change the world

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We can help you amplify your impact

Improve International is a mission-driven research and consulting firm that seeks to improve the responses to the water and sanitation crises. We believe that people deserve to have high quality water and sanitation services, for life, and for generations. We play a unique role in the sector. We don’t do water projects, we don’t fund water projects, we just try to make them last forever. With a focus on accountability, learning, and innovation, we amplify the impact of international development organizations and donors.

Technical & strategic advising

Your organization wants to improve its impact. We bring the evidence, experience, and networks you need. We help donors select and manage grantees. We help development organizations with strategic planning and program design. We can reality check your innovations, too.

Post-implementation M&E

How do you know what works over time?  How do you decide what to invest in?  We can help you with cost-effective monitoring and evaluation, from selecting key performance indicators to performing an evaluation of sustainability or collective impact.

Pre-mortem facilitation

A proven way to identify and address challenges to sustainable services during the project design phase. We bring lessons learned from other organizations to help with problem prioritization and project re-design. Read Susan Davis’ opinion piece on pre-mortems in Devex.

Funder Collectives

In partnership with IRC, we organize gatherings of donors and development organizations that set the stage for new kinds of funder-implementer relationships. Read about our NY event with a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation representative and others on

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