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Cross-Cutting Areas of Expertise

We believe strongly in designing a holistic and contextualized approach in partnership with our clients. We draw deeply from decades of global expertise across the firm to help ensure that your initiatives will have long-term, sustainable impact.

Improve livelihoods and develop new markets

Endemic and generational poverty are difficult barriers to break. We apply a market-based approach to increasing productivity and creating income-generating opportunities for the poor.
  • Market Development
  • Evaluation and Market Analysis
  • Access to Finance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Building Capacity
  • Resilience for Marginalized
  • Populations
  • Enabling Policy

Establish climate-resilient infrastructure for the future

Climate change will more perversely affect poor and marginalized communities. We work with governments, international organizations, the private sector, and communities to address and prepare for climate change through infrastructure projects.
  • Climate Finance
  • Planning and Design
    • Social Infrastructure (Schools, Health Facilities, etc.)
    • Roads
    • Maritime
    • Renewable Energy
  • Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction
  • Water Security
  • Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Community Relations
  • Solid Waste Management

Manage relationships and reputation for success

Too often, solutions are created in search of a problem. We help prevent this by helping you better understand the perceptions of people in the communities you serve, then create programs that will resonate and build long-term, positive relationships.
  • Strengthening Media Capacity
  • Social Behavioral Change Communication
  • Research and Analysis
  • Expanding Digital Literacy
  • Message Promotion
  • Population Attributes Analysis
  • Engagement and Consultation

Enable businesses and entrepreneurs

Businesses are the backbone of communities. We build programs that help poor and marginalized people gain the skills they need to build sustainable businesses that will create jobs and increase economic stability.
  • Mentoring SMEs
  • Advocating for Improved Policy
  • Developing New Markets
  • Building Capacity
  • Generating Insights
  • Piloting and Testing Innovations
  • Providing Access to Finance

Drive responsible business

Companies that don’t have a robust approach to ESG will be left behind in the global economy. We can help you develop or extend your ESG strategy to ensure long-term success.
  • Business Impact and Supply Chain Assessments
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Political Economy Analysis
  • Risk Assessments and Due Diligence
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination
  • Government Relations
  • Data and Information Management

Create resilient supply chains

Supply chains are intricately interconnected, which can lead to challenges in your business. We support businesses in planning for and navigating evolving risks and uncertainties in their supply chains.
  • Continuity Planning and Strategy
  • Supply Chain Impact Assessments
  • Workforce Development
  • Risk Assessments and Due Diligence
  • Compliance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Localization