International Development Aid
IDA work is designed to promote poverty reduction, foster economic growth, deliver sustainable infrastructure, and strengthen institutions and stability in developing countries.
ESC has a successful working history with international donors and IFIs going back to 2010 working with the UNDP and AusAID through their Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) programme.
International Donors and IFIs have very exacting requirements for project and programme preparation and delivery built upon stringent requirements for transparency and oversight. Our team of experienced experts understand how to deliver projects and meet these expectations without compromising standards and tight delivery timelines.
ESC has a detailed understanding of the approach and standards required by International Donors and IFIs, and many of our team have experience working directly for these agencies. Our approach integrates a detailed knowledge and understanding of international standards and best practices, and how to apply these to national, developing country scenarios in a manner that is appropriate to host country laws and regulations, and takes into account local culture, customs and standards.
Our experts specialise in delivering Technical Assistance (TA) projects and programmes which are often large (multi-year, multi-million dollar), and highly complex, involving a diverse range of stakeholders from international funding agencies and host country governments to private sector, local communities and NGOs.
Our team’s experience and expertise in TAs cover the full project cycle from preparation, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies, through to detailed engineering design, project commissioning, project evaluation and due diligence. We specialise in maintaining the BIG picture view on all facets of the project; taking into account project and programme objectives and goals, meeting technical expectations while considering carefully stakeholders’ priorities, concerns and interests.
Our Technical Capabilities
- Environmental, and social development programmes. In particular, safeguards, due diligence, and preparation of standards and guidelines;
- Institutional capacity building;
- Natural Resources and Rural Development;
– Water supply, sanitation, public health;
– Climate Change; Climate Adaption
– Energy Security (Particularly Renewables);
– EHS and OHS compliance
– Deliverables in line with IFC Guidelines, ADB SPS Guidelines, World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and EHS Guidelines (EHSGs)
ESC thinks out of the box. They can come up with conventional solutions. But they are better in providing a solution fit for the company - one that feeds your organization.
ESC is focused on helping us solve our problem. Even if it means sometimes going out of the scope of what was originally agreed upon. So as a client, I can focus all my efforts on solving the problem.
We had no experience at first in dealing with Safety Cases and dealing with authority. When we have an issue, we ask ESC. Just one look at it, ESC already knows what to do. They advise us accordingly and professionally and tell us what to do what to follow and to know. Our partnership with them produced good results.
I do appreciate the times when ESC was there to help with an open channel and service-oriented communication. Ease of communication is what separates ESC from other consultants.