Business Development

Since its establishment in 1990, IDO has developed a track record of successful business development experience, assisting construction companies, manufacturers of goods and equipment, and consulting firms to secure a total of EUR 250 million worth of contracts.  

We have helped companies in a wide variety of sectors (agriculture, education, energy, environment, health, telecommunications, transportation, water supply and sanitation, etc.) to secure significant contracts funded by the following international financial institutions (IFIs):

        • African Development Bank
        • Asian Development Bank
        • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
        • European Commission
        • European Investment Bank
        • Inter-American Development Bank
        • World Bank
Information is power - and obtaining complete and accurate information on project opportunities at the earliest possible stage is essential to gaining a competitive advantage. The Internet and public documents are useful tools because they provide descriptions of many projects financed by IFIs. However, companies that are able to establish personal contacts with decision makers in IFIs and officials within implementing agencies benefit from a significant competitive advantage

IDO's value added is our firm's proven ability to introduce our client companies to these decision makers while also providing early and reliable market intelligence not publicly available, thereby positioning our clients to secure IFI-funded contracts. IDO also provides each client company with systemic project updates and expert advice on how to successfully pursue contract opportunities.

IDO also offers specialized one-on-one training for individual companies on how to successfully work with the IFIs and win important contracts. The information and advice provided by IDO during these one-day training workshops is tailored to the specific products, services and business objectives of each company.

Special Project

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) first became an IDO client in 1991. Our firm managed the International Financial Institutions Project on behalf of S-GE from 2009 to 2013, through which IDO: (a) provided one-on-one training to companies in Switzerland interested in securing IFI-funded contracts in emerging markets; (b) ran seminars on how to successfully identify and pursue IFI-financed business opportunities; and (c) organized and led delegations of Swiss companies to the headquarters of the major IFIs.


International Development Opportunities (IDO)
Chemin des Grillons 13, CH-1188 Gimel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)21 828 2000 / Fax: +41 (0)21 828 2581
E-Mail: info@ido-international.com