ICA - International Consulting Alliance

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    • Widen your scope of work by interacting with partners from different geographic areas and diverse background (universities, institutes, public and semi-public bodies, consulting companies, NGOs etc.).
    • Increase your chances of success thanks to the networking capacity and field experience always best acquired on a local level.
    • Enrich your services portfolio: provide studies, evaluations, trainings, consulting services etc. - building on the know-how of other ICA members.
    • Enlarge your clients' base: work with new funding agencies, governments or private funds thanks to joining forces with other partner organisations with relevant experience.
  • All members benefit from a secured access to ICA's knowledge sharing platform, a web-based portal reachable from anywhere, containing:

    • A Project Management Tool facilitating your staff to efficiently and swiftly respond to new opportunities and manage projects from A to Z.
    • An efficient Reference Database and extraction/formatting tool following the requirements of major donors.
    • A constantly growing Database of Experts (currently more than 25.000 CVs), a powerful Expert Search tool and an efficient CV Management tool supporting 6 different CV formats and 3 languages.
    • Customised IT tools that allow you to create stronger links with your best experts (e.g. "My Experts' Circle", the Top Experts tools).
    • A common ICA Library including donor-specific templates (formats required by EU, WB, etc.) and documents based on lessons learned (contracts with experts, pre-bids, consortium agreements, budgets).
    • Join a growing international network of trusted partners that share the same ethics and have created together a standardised way of working.
    • Enjoy a privileged position in the network regarding the sector or country of your expertise, as all ICA members enjoy a veto power vis-à-vis potential competitors that would like to join at a later stage.
    • Benefit from mutual recommendations about contacts other ICA members worked with or receive Business Development support directly from ICA.
    • Take part in thematic communities of practice (ICA Hubs) bringing together top development organisations and top experts working in the same sector (e.g. Education, Environment, Health, Energy, Engineering etc.).
    • Attend the ICA Annual Conference, co-hosted every year in the city of one of our members, exchange opinions during specialised workshops on development cooperation and meet numerous other professionals via intensive bilateral networking between partner organisations.
    • Participate in thematic Webinars organized by ICA or its specialised members on a series of topics.