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Areas of Expertise

It is the nature of a small company that its core areas involve a degree of fluidity as development enthusiasms change. At present the key portfolio areas for Development Associates include:

  • Institutional reform and support, capacity development, incentive structure analysis, governance and political economy
  • Private sector development, including rural and SME market access/MSME finance, trade and investment promotion, and public private partnerships
  • Broader market development analysis, including making markets work for the poor (M4P)
  • Value chain development
  • Rural livelihoods, agricultural development, environment and natural resource management
  • Strategies for fragile and conflict-affected states
  • Inclusive education sector and school management reforms for improved learning outcomes
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation, esp. climate financing and rural CC strategies
  • Civil society strengthening
  • Financial planning, management and control