IPMA International Project Management Association

What is IPMA C4D?

IPMA helps non-profit organisations (NPOs) all over the world in their social development and humanitarian 
aid projects with the IPMA Coaching for Development® (IPMA C4D) initiative. We provide project management knowledge and experience through project management coaching to NPOs. IPMA C4D supports projects focusing on one of the selected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With IPMA C4D, we contribute to the UN’s mission on SDGs.


Research shows that only 36 % of the aid projects achieve their intended impact (despite the good will and enthusiasm of volunteers and project management teams). The main sources of difficulties in the projects are related to project management: planning, stakeholder management, managing change, procurement practices, project monitoring and evaluation.

The IPMA vision is to promote competence throughout society to enable a world in which all projects succeed. IPMA is over 50-year-old association with global reach. With C4D, IPMA has put in place a well-designed concept of professional coaches to make social projects successful. We take action and help organizations globally.

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