We were founded as an independent consulting, training and research company focused on market systems development. Our aim is to transform the systems that help poor and disadvantaged people to get the goods, services, jobs, and incomes that they need to improve their lives. This is the essence of sustainable development impact and it unites everything we do.
We don’t neatly fit into established categories of firms in development. We’re a kind of think-teach-and-do-tank. We’re not a project management firm; all of the work we do is technical, as are our staff, we don’t sub-contract people to do our work, and, most importantly we have a view of the world which shapes everything we do.