Since 1963, when URS began providing technical assistance to developing countries, the Company has had a continual presence in this sector. We have participated in the delivery of more than 240 development assistance programs across 47 countries. Our services include the support and implementation of infrastructure, governance, community development and institutional-strengthening activities.
URS works with bilateral programs through USAID, MCC, AusAID, DFID and the European Commission. We also provide technical assistance to multilateral banks including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank. We specialize in building integrated and practical development solutions through partnering with local communities, civil society organizations, governments and the private sector.
We draw upon our global resources to create diverse, experienced multi-disciplinary teams. We employ a variety of skilled technical specialists and project managers with an international reputation for delivering practical solutions to a range of development challenges. Our specialists include engineers, economists, scientists, planners and community development advisers.
On behalf of an Australia Indonesia Partnership, URS managed the largest road improvement project in Indonesia. For a ten-year program funded by the governments of Vietnam and Australia, we worked with communities and local agencies to institute participatory governance and improve roads, wells, irrigation canals and other infrastructure in Quang Ngai Province. We also assisted in a community development and resource assessment plan for a program that provided environmental rehabilitation as well as alleviated poverty in the karst mountain area of Xincheng, China. The program was jointly funded by the Chinese and Australian governments.