International Development

  • Global support facility for the GCCA+

    Improving the policy dialogue, the implementation and sharing of knowledge on climate change initiatives globally.

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  • Evaluation of proposals for LIFE

    Assessing the proposals for the EU’s main funding instrument for protection of the environment.

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  • Supporting the SE4ALL Initiative

    Helping 26 countries in Africa get access to energy, improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy.

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Helping the most vulnerable become resilient

We combine the expertise from decades of providing sustainable solutions to deep-rooted development challenges, with local knowledge and perspective to help international donors and financial institutions improve the design, implementation, and oversight of economic development programs throughout the world. We help developing countries achieve resilient and equitable growth, transition to lower carbon economies, and protect water and other natural capital.

Achieving tangible results and delivering quality services for our clients and project beneficiaries in developing and transition economy countries is my passion.

Christophe Leroy Operations Director

World Toilet Day: An opportunity to explore sanitation and urban resilience

In honour of World Toilet Day, colleagues John Malueg and Babak Bozorgy contributed their insights and reflections to an article for the 100 Resilient Cities network, joining in on the global conversation on the importance of sanitation. Read More

Looking at the future of the sanitation in Seychelles

The Seychelles Integrated Comprehensive Sanitation Master Plan (ICSMP) intends to promote innovative and alternative approaches to sanitation.

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Our core principles

Our international development team adheres to core principles which reflect our commitment to support the needs and objectives of our development clients and partners.

We support enduring economic growth
We recognize that helping partner countries pursue sustainable, resilient, and inclusive economic growth requires effective stewardship, as well as a commitment to building strong local capacity and a thriving private sector.

We design with community in mind
We understand the importance of effective stakeholder engagement to promote involvement of local partners and foster strong working relationships with key members of government, private sector, and civil society.

We are outcome focused
We approach our work with a keen focus not only on physical outputs, but also on the longer-term social, economic, and environmental outcomes that are inherent to improving quality of life in the communities in which we work.

We integrate sustainable solutions
We see sustainability as an integrated strategy for achieving equitable distribution of social, environmental, and economic benefits.

Opportunities for independent consultants

Stantec works with a great network of international experts and independent consultants. Our goal: to provide the perfect mix of experience and expertise for each project we bid for. Find Out More

Working with us

Always aiming to provide the perfect mix for any major project, we continually search for suitable partners. In any bid or project won, bringing together the right level of expertise and experience is essential in both seizing the opportunity and in its successful delivery. Read More
Services that improve lives, grow economies and educate generations.
Passionate engineers
Years of experience in Africa
Developing countries being supported right now.

Providing development services from offices in Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.
We have been active as engineers thoughout the continent for decades.
We are currently active in 50 countries throughout the world.
Expert Spotlight

Loren Labovitch, Vice President, Regional Leader, International Development Group (North America)

As trusted advisors and partners, we strive to have a positive and lasting impact for our clients, the environment, and the communities where we work.
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Murat Sarioglu, Operations Director

The road to success passes through focus, dedication, persistence, patience and empathy- virtues of all leaders who managed to make a difference.
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Christophe Leroy, Operations Director

Achieving tangible results and delivering quality services for our clients and project beneficiaries in developing and transition economy countries is my passion.
Christophe  Leroy Operations Director Read More

Neslihan  Sönmez, Business Development Director

Working for different sectors, different clients, different countries, different projects everyday—is inspiring and motivating.
Neslihan  Sönmez Business Development Director Read More

Laurent de Wouters , Business Development Director

I’m proud to be on a team composed with so much talent and expertise that’s working together to design better communities around the world.
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Anca Andreescu, Senior Project Manager

Our projects are unique opportunities to share best practices with countries all over the world, while integrating local needs and traditions.
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Jeanette Laramee, International Water and Sanitation Engineer

I believe integrated, life-cycle approaches which prioritize environmental benefits can deliver the best value solution for our clients.
Jeanette Laramee International Water and Sanitation Engineer Read More

Michael McWhirter, Project Management and Commercial Leader

I ensure that projects in developing and transitioning economies are delivered to the highest standards.
Michael McWhirter Project Management and Commercial Leader Read More
  • Loren Labovitch

    Vice President, Regional Leader, International Development Group (North America)

  • Murat Sarioglu

    Operations Director

  • Christophe  Leroy

    Operations Director

  • Neslihan  Sönmez

    Business Development Director

  • Laurent de Wouters

    Business Development Director

  • Anca Andreescu

    Senior Project Manager

  • Jeanette Laramee

    International Water and Sanitation Engineer

  • Michael McWhirter

    Project Management and Commercial Leader

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