Brad Bowman: International Development Director, Australia

Supporting the social and economic development of low-and middle-income countries continues to require integrated solutions that not only address social and economic disadvantage but support sustainable development for all.


By utilising the expertise of staff across SMEC’s regions we provide our clients with informed local knowledge supported by SMEC’s global technical excellence.


Globally SMEC is supporting International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and partner governments to deliver projects to improve community access to essential social services and enable greater access to markets for local producers.


SMEC’s international development practice is focussed on implementing inclusive infrastructure projects in SMEC’s core sectors of Water, Transport, Renewable Energy and Urban Development. We support governments to develop quality infrastructure and implement asset management systems enhancing the ability of governments to provide essential services to their citizens. Building capacity and strengthening institutions charged with delivering infrastructure is also at the core of many of our projects, ensuring sustainable outcomes.


Increasingly addressing the impact of climate change is seen by IFIs and governments as a priority in the planning and constructing of infrastructure. SMEC’s expertise across the climate adaptation and resilience stream is being utilised to support action to limit the impacts of climate change.


SMEC provides its International Development clients with an integrated approach to infrastructure development from concept through to construction ensuring that stakeholders are engaged and that gender equity, the needs of people with disability and the impact on environment are full considered.