Consulting Firms — International Agriculture and Development Graduate Program — Penn State University Agrifood Consulting International, Inc (ACI) Description: ACI’s core purpose is to help make better decisions to improve living standards around the world. Our vision is to be a leading global provider of advisory services and research on food, agriculture, and rural development. Our core business is to help decision makers in government agencies, development organizations, and the private sector through advisory and research services related to food, agriculture, and rural development.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) The ODI Fellowship Scheme has existed since 1967 to provide governments of developing countries with high calibre junior professional economists and statisticians where gaps in local expertise exist; and to provide postgraduate economists and statisticians with practical work experience in a developing country. It is demand-led by developing country governments, who share the costs of employing Fellows with ODI. The Scheme is open to postgraduate economists and statisticians of any nationality and is currently partnered with 24 developing country governments and regional bodies. It awarded 57 Fellowships in 2013 and currently has 105 Fellows in post. To date, it has: worked in over 40 mostly low-income countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific;sent over 1,000 economists to work in developing countries on two-year postings;
Global Development consulting We work with game-changing organizations to help improve the lives and livelihoods of people around the world, with a focus on companies that support entrepreneurial approaches to help solve the problem of global poverty. Our partnership with Endeavor is a great example of how we’re helping global development organizations grow and better realize their goals. Endeavor is a global nonprofit that promotes sustained economic development by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Through mentorship, strategic advice and access to capital, Endeavor helps local businesses achieve scale which in turn helps improve the local economy and reduce joblessness. Their economic goal is very ambitious—to add 1 percent to GDP in the countries in which they operate.
International Development » Coffey Delivering complex projects in regions faced with these challenges requires very particular expertise. Projects need to be mobilised quickly and managed flexibly and efficiently, and local stakeholders must be part of the entire process. Our sustainable solutions Our clients in the public and private sector call on Coffey to help find sustainable solutions to international development challenges. Whether we’re helping Colombia, Indonesia or Pakistan improve the delivery of basic services or helping improve income opportunities for the poor in Nigeria, our team has the expertise to achieve value for our clients and in-country recipients. Top global development groups in Washington, DC: A primer In international development, it’s hard to bypass Washington. Because it is home to some of the world’s most generous bilateral and multilateral donors, dozens of implementing agencies have taken root in the U.S. capital and its surroundings as well. The city’s Dupont Circle area boasts what may be the highest concentration of nonprofits and think tanks anywhere, with groups such as the Center for Global Development, Brookings Institution, Aspen Institute, United Nations Foundation, Freedom House and, a few blocks north, the D.C. offices of FHI 360.
International Development and Diplomacy Consulting Booz Allen assists governments in fostering prosperous economies and resilient, stable democracies. We work with government-sponsored agencies, development banks, nonprofit organizations, multilateral institutions, and foreign governments to improve the lives of citizens globally through local empowerment and development. For nearly half a century, Booz Allen has addressed the world’s most complex development challenges. We help our clients resolve systemic global development needs with tailored strategies across the areas of trade, micro-enterprise, competitiveness, democracy and governance, judicial reform, economic integration, fiscal and monetary policy agenda-setting, tax reform, public health, privatization, infrastructure, and technology-based transformation. We provide thought leadership and apply management consulting know-how to the international development context, using integrated, transformational, and holistic methodologies.
International Development Consulting International development consulting firms are privately-owned companies that provide technical expertise and support for governments and large companies. Many contracts are consulting in the strict sense of the word (ie, reviewing organizations and projects and recommending changes), but consulting firms also take contracts that involve working on the ground. This means that consulting is a deep profession which employs a huge range of professionals. As a consultant, you may be reviewing police arrest statistics, or you may be working in a developing country to ensure a sustainable supply of clean water. Compared to NGOs or international organizations like the World Bank, consulting firms are more focused on the needs of private businesses and the military.
Development Consulting - NIRAS What we do We provide technical assistance and project management for development programmes all over the world. With our in-house expertise and vast network of experts we provide high quality services covering the entire project cycle from project design to implementation and evaluation. We have over 40 years’ experience in development cooperation. The development consulting services annual turnover is about € 35 million; we currently implement over 170 long term projects. We work in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America in a wide range of sectors.
Tourism Development Consulting Global tourism is now generally recognized as one of the largest industries in the world and one of the most significant sources of employment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Tourism particularly benefits the economies of developing countries, where most of the sector’s tourism jobs and businesses are being created. When done sustainably, tourism development can be an effective tool for stimulating economic growth, alleviating poverty, conserving biodiversity, preserving culture and traditions, and creating employment opportunities for local communities. Through our comprehensive set of sustainable tourism consulting services, Solimar assists destinations around the world in achieving their development goals. Solimar is committed to tourism development that creates a positive experience for local people, local businesses, and tourists themselves.
Association of Management Consulting Firms Associate Member Firms 7 Mile Advisors201 South College StreetCharlotte, NC 28244Tel: 704.899.5960Web: www.7mileadvisors.com 7MA provides Investment Banking & Advisory Services to the Business Services and Technology Industries globally. We advise on M&A and private capital transactions, and provide market assessments and benchmarking.
International development Partnering with development and humanitarian organisations to help strengthen the impact of their work. Arup International Development is a specialist, not-for-profit business within Arup. We partner with development and humanitarian organisations to help them make best use of resources in combating poverty and vulnerability, and increasing wellbeing and resilience. + Browse Arup International Development projects Clarity and rigour We believe in 'getting to the heart of the problem’ and can help shape projects right from the outset. International Development Skills needed Many people are attracted to the idea of working in international development because they want to make a positive contribution to the wider world, but it is essential to think carefully about the nature of the contribution you wish to make and the field in which you would prefer to work. Most organisations send people to work internationally in response to requests for specific skills/experience from their local international partners – recruitment is led by the demands of these local partners, and not by those who want to go! There are not many openings in international development for people who have no professional qualifications or/and work experience. The sector is highly competitive and although there are few defined career paths, you will need to acquire both relevant experience and qualifications to progress in this very international field. It can be beneficial to gain relevant international experience before undertaking postgraduate study.