Our unique perspective on development policy and practice is informed, driven and given shape by the three mutually reinforcing elements of our work – Advisory, Research and Training – the ‘ART’ of systems development!
We offer high quality independent advice connecting development policy and practice. Our services include programme scoping and design, technical implementation backstopping, organisational strategy and change, monitoring and results measurement support, reviews and evaluations, and technical advisory services to funders.
We undertake applied research related to development practice – rigorous outputs relevant to different audiences. Our research, and our active participation in development debates, builds on our commitment to advance wider learning and practice. Our activities include journal articles, our own working paper series, programme case studies, blog posts, policy contributions, and contributions to other media outputs.
Training has underpinned our work since we were established and is the activity that connects all our work. Training is where the learning from research, implementation and advisory work finds a coherent and useful form, relevant to others trying to make sense of complex development challenges. We offer our internationally renowned Making Market Work programme as well as occasional short courses.
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