Our consulting work takes many forms. Working with funders and implementing agencies we advise on strategy, providing guidance on how to adapt their approach to achieve greater, more sustainable impact. We undertake scoping missions and design new initiatives. We review and evaluate existing initiatives.

In every case, we consider our involvement on the basis of the potential to exert positive and important influence.

Project Scoping and Design

On behalf of donor or organisations, we have designed programmes from the identification of development objectives and beneficiary groups, through to selecting geographies and sectors for maximising development impact.

 

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Market systems diagnostics and analyses

We support both funders and programme teams in undertaking rigorous market systems analyses to understand and prioritise the underlying causes of system underperformance and assess the incentives and capacities of key market players to contribute to a more inclusive, sustainable vision of system functionality.

 

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Intervention strategy and tactics guidance

We provide long term support to programmes to help programme staff to develop and manage interventions as well as providing a regular external challenge function to improve delivery.

 

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Monitoring and results measurement support

Systemic approaches to development require adaptations to traditional ways of measuring development impact. Our in-house team of expert can guide teams through the process of developing and managing effective monitoring systems to improve programme delivery.

 

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Management and organisational mentoring

We guide and mentor organisations wishing to reorient their approach to one more likely to deliver sustainable and large scale change. This can encompass revisions to organisational structure and strategy, as well as the reorganisation of programmes, and upskilling of teams and culture to deliver on this revised approach.

 

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Reviews and Evaluations

We support funders and implementers in reviewing programmes, conducting annual and mid-term reviews and final evaluations that independently validate results and feed into adaptive management. We also provide ex-post sustainability evaluations and case studies which enable donors and implementers to capture lessons to inform portfolio performance and wider good practice.

 

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