International Development Advisory Services, Africa 


For sustained development to be realized, Africa needs innovative partnerships between the continent’s many stakeholders: governments, bilateral and multilateral development institutions, the private sector, civil society, individual citizens and many other players interested in positive growth.


Professional organizations have a key role to play in bringing these stakeholders together, and in this, KPMG remains steadfastly committed. Backed by one of the world’s largest professional service providers, KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS), Africa unit has adopted a pan-African approach to development, employing full-time development experts complemented by a network of specialized consultants across the region. We believe that persistent development challenges require a new way of doing things. With that in mind, our team is implementing some of the largest, most exciting and innovative development programmes in Africa, for a variety of public and private sector clients.


IDAS aims to:

  • Make Africa a better place to do business through private sector investment and development
  • Improve accountability across the board
  • Enhance health systems and citizen well-being
  • Facilitate energy innovation and adaptation to climate change
  • Support agricultural transformation
  • Deliver impact and support equitable development
  • Transform organizational performance and service delivery
  • And promote positive change in fragile environments


IDAS Africa manages multi-million dollar programmes within eight main sectors of specialization: Programme and Fund Management, Assessments and Organizational Development, Fragile and Conflict Affected States, Audit, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Private Sector Development, Good Governance, and Health and Innovation. These specialties bring together learning from our programmes and KPMG offices across Africa, supporting each service line with best practices and methodologies to improve implementation of the existing portfolio as well as inform design of new operations.


KPMG IDAS is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with regional hubs in Accra, Ghana and Harare, Zimbabwe, for western and southern Africa respectively. IDAS is anchored in the KPMG East Africa practice, with over 450 professional staff, 16 partners and established offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Our work is guided by KPMG values and culture. We create value for our clients by acting with integrity and providing honest insight and clear cut solutions to complex problems. Our innovative approach and quality of service allows us to achieve meaningful impact in everything we do.



IDAS Brochure

For centuries Africa has been referred to as the “dark continent” – but today it is full of new light. The scale and extent of Africa’s boom is unprecedented. Over the last decade, six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies were African. There are millions of new entrepreneurs. There is fresh investment everywhere...Read IDAS Brochure

2013 Change Readiness Index

Developed in collaboration with Oxford Economics, KPMG's Change Readiness Index (CRI) assesses the ability of 90 countries (developed and developing) to manage change and cultivate the resulting opportunity. This year's index features expert-recommended adjustments such as a broader pool of countries, expanded sub-indices, and enriched primary research. To view the full report, click here: 2013 Change Readiness Index


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