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Development Consulting

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Development Consulting Firms



Abt Associates: A U.S. Government consulting firm which implements programs and conducts research for government agencies.



Academy for Educational Development: AED is a nonprofit organization committed to solving social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in the areas of education, health, and economics opportunities for the least advantaged in the U.S. and developing countries.



ACDI/VOCA: ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. ACDI/VOCA’s work focuses on the sectors of community development, agribusiness, enterprise development, financial services, and agribusiness solutions.



Aguirre International: Aguirre is a customer-oriented company providing applied research, evaluation, technical assistance, and information systems for domestic and international clients.  The information-focused services support clients in finding practical solutions to complex social problems.



America-Mideast Educational and Training Services: AMIDEAST is a nonprofit organization that strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST provides English language and professional skills training, educational advising, and testing services to students and professionals in the Middle East and North Africa; supports numerous institutional development projects in the region; and administers educational exchange programs.



AMEX International: AMEX provides a variety of international consulting services in the areas of  democracy and governance, economic growth, and management support services. AMEX provides training in management, organizational development skills, staffing needs assessment, private enterprise development, trade policy reform, communications, civic education, and judicial training of trainers for governmental and nongovernmental organizations.



ARD: ARD plans, designs, implements, and evaluates projects, and conducts research in five service areas: governance and institutional development; natural resources and the environment; agriculture and rural development; infrastructure, especially water supply, sanitation and environmental health; and information and knowledge management.



Arthur D. Little: A large global management consulting firm involved with a variety of clients and working in many industries, including telecommunications, energy, health care, transportation, finance, consumer goods, and public service.



Associates for International Resources and Development: AIRD unites seasoned development economists with donor agencies and local thinkers produce focused strategies and unique approaches to achieve sustainable change in the areas of regional trade integration, competitiveness, private sector development, poverty reduction, agriculture, and trade capacity building for development.



Booz Allen Hamilton: In emerging markets, Booz Allen offers best practices in strategy, systems, operations, and technology to help governments worldwide determine funding requirements, manage cost and operations, and develop effective strategies to finance modernization. Booz Allen provides expertise in economic and financial analysis, program management, cost modeling, sector reform and regulatory structures, and information systems design.



CARANA Corporation: CARANA is a provider of global economic development services to government, private business, individuals, and international donor agencies. CARANA’s main client is USAID and their projects focus on the areas of trade, investment, and enterprise development; business climate and governance; financial services; human resource development; and information and communication technology.



Casals and Associates: C&A is an international management consulting and communications firm helping public and private clients promote ideas and create change. Major focus areas include democracy and good governance, health and nutrition, energy efficiency and the environment, immigration, transnational crime and corruption prevention, housing and urban development, and international broadcasting and telecommunications.



Checchi and Company: Checchi provides technical assistance, management consulting and research services. Their experience spans all facets of development- from modernizing the agricultural sector and establishing credit institutions to promoting tourism and removing legal impediments to the growth of market economies.



Chemonics International: Chemonics is a large development consulting firm whose main client is USAID. Chemonics’ work focuses on the areas of agribusiness, disaster relief, democracy and governance, environment and natural resources, finance and banking, health, and private sector development.



CHF International: CHF works in low and moderate-income communities worldwide to create jobs, strengthen businesses, improve living conditions, and increase access to education and medical services.



Citizens International: Citizens aims to raise living standards, improve governance, and enhance the environment for doing business in developing countries. They facilitate effective collaboration between public, private, and non-profit stakeholders.



CMD: CMD is a consulting, engineering, and construction company serving pubic and private sector clients worldwide.



Counterpart International: Counterpart identifies counterparts, communities, companies and governments, across the globe, who can build lasting ties and work together on issues including humanitarian assistance, civil society, environment and conservation, economic development, global health and child survival, and food security and agriculture.



Creative Associates: Creative Associates is an international development consulting firm whose primary client is USAID. Creative implements projects in the areas of education and political transitions.



Crown Agents: Crown Agents is an international development company which delivers capacity-building and institutional development services in public sector transformation, particularly in revenue enhancement and expenditure management, banking, public finance, training and procurement.



Dalberg Global Development Advisors: Dalberg works to strengthen public institutions by providing innovative perspectives and practical support to internal reform efforts; identify sustainable and profitable market opportunities for the private sector in emerging and developing economies; and develop innovative projects that address the emerging challenges and opportunities of sustainable development and globalization.



Delphos International: Delphos is a financial services firm that supports its clients by helping them tap into the resources of government agencies and multilateral organizations. Delphos has arranged billions of dollars in government equity, grants, loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to support the efforts of domestic and international companies.



Development Alternatives, Inc.: DAI is a global consulting firm providing social and economic development solutions to governments, communities, and companies with projects in developing and transitioning countries. DAI’s primary client is USAID and it implements projects in the fields of agriculture and natural resources, banking and financial services, business advantage, crisis mitigation and recovery, democracy and governance, business and trade, and HIV/AIDS mitigation.



Defence and Development Consultants: Defence and Development Consultants LLC is a for-profit consulting company that is provide support to transitions from conflict to stability in war-affected countries as well as to the consolidation of stability and growth in developing countries. Defence and Development Consultants link defense, good governance and development in an effort to improve security.

Development and Training Services: dTS is a women-owned firm which provides strategic consulting in gender integration across sectors, and particularly in the economic growth and governance areas.



DevTech Systems, Inc: DevTech is an international consulting firm, specializing in providing technical assistance to governments and civil society to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty. DevTech’s clients include government agencies in the United States and around the world, consulting firms, and multilateral development banks.



Emerging Markets Group: EMG is an independent firm associated with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which provides international development consulting services funded by donors EMG focuses on several key industry sectors including: agribusiness, commercial law, economic growth, enterprise development, financial sector services, healthcare, human capacity building, infrastructure development, private sector development, public sector development, trade and competitiveness, and tourism.



Exegesis Consulting: Exegesis is a small management consulting firm which provides management and advisory services for activities that promote social and economic development, with a particular focus in Africa.



Fab Agent: A Florida-based business consulting firm providing services in market data and policy research, program management and strategic planning, technical and business writing, education and training services, and community planning and economic development.



Global Strategies Group: GSG conducts integrated risk management, using a holistic approach to address the endemic risks associated with modern business, GSG works in commercial practice, post-conflict regions, and emerging markets.



International Resources Group: IRG is an international professional services firm that helps governments, the private sector, communities, and households manage critical resources. IRG’s clients include the public and private sectors in the U.S. and around the world, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies.



International Science and Technology Institute: ISTI is a development consulting firm providing assistance to developing countries through technical, managerial, and financial expertise in the fields of economic and social development. ISTI’s projects focus on private enterprise, health, agriculture, and natural resources.



Juárez and Associates: Juárez and Associates provides custom marketing research to corporate clients that require in-depth competence and understanding of the Spanish-speaking and hard-to-reach marketplaces of both the U.S. and Latin America.



Management Systems International: MSI is a developing consulting firm which implements projects in the areas of private sector development, democracy and governance, environment and natural resources, and countries and regions in transition. 



Meta Metrics: MetaMetrics Inc. provides program planning, evaluation, and implementation services in the U.S. and in over thirty foreign nations for state, federal, and non-profit agencies and private companies. MetaMetrics goes beyond measurement to develop, present, and implement innovative program options for managers and policy makers.



Nathan Associates: Nathan Associates offers public and private sector clients in the U.S. and around the world services including analysis of impacts of public policy, analysis of economic issues and regulatory frameworks, analysis of infrastructure planning, and capacity building in trade policy.



PADCO AECOM: PADCO is an international development consulting firm which implements projects for USAID, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and others. PADCO’s programs focus on humanitarian response, environmental governance, and institutional capacity, building.



The Pragma Corporation: Pragma focuses on helping countries develop the foundation for economic growth through small and medium enterprise development; trade and investment facilitation; banking, privatization, and business support; capital and financial market development; pension reform and insurance; regional trade promotion; accounting reform, training, and examination; and agribusiness development.



QED Group: QED is a consulting firm that provides solutions in health and social services, economic development, and governance through strategic planning, technical assistance, program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, research and analysis, and knowledge management.



RTI: RTI is a non-profit organization which works in the fields of research and technology development. RTI’s four groups include Social and Statistical Sciences, Science and Engineering, International Development, and Health Services.



Sibley International: Sibley International specializes in private sector development services for both emerging and established markets. Sibley International offers worldwide experience in financial services and business training, proven project management capability, experience operating in transition economies, legal and policy reform experience, and franchising as a strategy for business growth.



Tetra Tech: Tetra Tech, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized management consulting and technical services in the areas of resource management, infrastructure, and communications.



Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance: VEGA is a consortium of economic growth volunteer organizations which provides technical expertise in private, public and NGO sector development. Collectively, VEGA members mobilize volunteer professionals to support economic growth activities in developing countries.

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