Expertise

We have expertise in the following intervention areas:

Local and subnational planning and budgeting
  • Village, township and municipal planning and budgeting

  • Medium-term, five-year development plan

  • Annual investment programme

  • Consolidation and integration of local development plans with township plan and budget

  • Data collection, information gathering and harnessing of knowledge pieces performed with PRA (participatory reflection and action) based tools and processes

  • PRA based project identification and prioritisation

  • Sample surveys to generate household and community level data and information

  • Process consultation with stakeholders and research to develop data, information and knowledge pieces for planning and budgeting

Micro and small enterprise (MSE) development
  • Methodology for identification of target MSEs in rural area and small urban towns

  • Methodology and tools for screening for viability of MSE business

  • Formation of “business unit” for the MSEs to carry out certain business development functions

  • Preparation of business plan and investment-credit risk assessment

  • Market chain and supply chain assessment

  • Small business management, trade and industry skills formation

  • Linkage to markets for goods and services,technology and technical services

Community-driven economic and social development
  • Social mobilisation of community members

  • Formation and capacity building of community groups

  • Formation of federation of community groups

  • Group-based savings and credit operations

  • Linkage with external financial services

  • Simple business plan and small business management skills

  • Linkage to markets for input and final produce, government services and technical services

LOCAL, SUBNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
  • Township development planning

  • Consolidation and integration of village development plans with township development plans

  • Sub-national (region and state) socio-economic development planning

  • National socio-economic development planning

COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROGRAMME & PROJECT PLANNING,BUDGETING & IMPLEMENTATION
  • Community mobilisation and empowerment

  • Participatory community driven programme and project planning and prioritization; budgeting; design and implementation

  • Building development governance and organisational systems of community groups

  • Project proposal development including financing strategy

  • Packaging of project proposals for funding agencies

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • Assessment of institutional and organisational capacity, and staff competency issues

  • Strategic capacity development planning

  • Implementation of capacity development interventions measures

ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENT RESULTS – M & E
  • Assessment and evaluation of development outcomes and impact; learning and feedback

  • Structuring implications for improvement in programme and project strategy

  • Monitoring and tracking inputs and outputs

  • Development of ICT enabled monitoring and evaluation systems and knowledge base

RURAL ECONOMY
  • Rural development policy and strategy

  • Rural poverty analysis and poverty reduction strategy

  • Rural livelihoods, income and asset creation

  • Agricultural land development and utilization

NON-FARM RURAL ECONOMY & RURAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Small and micro enterprises and small entrepreneurship development

  • Building capacity of rural enterprises and entrepreneurs for their access to goods and services markets, technology and technical services, financial services, government administrative services and development programmes of government, private sector, NGOs and donors

  • Enabling policy and supportive programme development for non farm economy